Scientists from The Nat have documented range shifts—changes to where an organism lives or occurs—of numerous animals, which are being analyzed in the broader context of climate warming and habitat change. One of these is the expansion of the Zone-tailed Hawk into California, where it had not been previously observed.
In the spirit of the decade-spanning top ten lists that abound in our collective news feeds, we asked our curators to nominate two to three of the best specimens that were collected or discovered in the 2010s. We got 17 nominations, and musuem staff and volunteers voted to narrow the list down to “The Top 10 Specimens of the 2010s.”
One hundred years ago, scientists—both amateur and classically trained—found plants in the Baja California Peninsula that now seem to have disappeared. No one has seen them growing in the wild for decades—until now. Multiple recent expeditions have led to the rediscovery of some species. Where did they go and how did we find them?
Happy (almost) New Year + Winter Solstice you beautiful mycophiles! Our first meeting of 2020 is just a few weeks away on Monday, January 6th. Gather your myco-curious friends and join us to immerse yourself in an evening exploring … Continue reading →
Join SDMYCO and guest teacher Michelle Hinojosa for a hands-on mushroom identification workshop and walk through Los Penasquitos Canyon. SDMYCO Mushroom Identification Workshop Sunday, 12/22 10am – 2pm Los Penasquitos Canyon Ranch House Canyonside Park Driveway, San Diego, CA 92129 … Continue reading →
Join us for our first SDMYCO Club foray of the 2019/2020 San Diego mushroom season! We’re excited to get out into the wild after a few weeks of rain. SDMYCO Member Foray Saturday, 12/14 9:30am – 1pm Keithley Preserve, … Continue reading →
The Museum is delighted to celebrate milestone promotions for two of our long-time curatorial staff members. Phil Unitt in the Birds and Mammals Department and Dr. Brad Hollingsworth in the Herpetology Department were promoted from associate curator to curator in fall 2019.