Millipede Expert Rowland Shelley Visits the Museum
After describing them as new species in 1995 from specimens already preserved in museums, Rowland Shelley of the North Carolina State Museum of Natural Sciences, with assistance from Daren Ross, a citizen scientist, collected these specimens during his trip to California. Daren found these millipedes on a limestone outcropping near the Auburn Reservoir. This was the first time Rowland had seen living specimens. Though they look very similar, they come from two different genera. Before this, the red species (Ochthocelata adynata) was only known from two individuals collected in 1941!
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Bohart Weekend Hours: How to Find Insects
Sunday, June 9, the Bohart will have special open hours from 1:00-4:00 pm. Come and learn how scientists collect insects, where we look for different kinds, and what you might be able to find in your own backyard!
Click here for the complete 2012-2013 schedule for Bohart Special Weekend Hours.
If you are curious and interested in spiders, Explorit Science Center is hosting workshops, events and community science projects on spiders this summer and fall. They've even launched a writing program (stories, songs or poems) about spiders. Click here for more information on their spider reading and writing program.