Specimen tales

This marks the beginning of yet another series, curated and written by Anand Krishnan (Johns Hopkins), about natural history, museum specimens, and birds. Quirky traits, fascinating science and inspiring stories follow. Most stories will centre around museum specimens. For, where else can you find a dinosaur rubbing shoulders with a butterfly and an archaic human?

Post One Tale from a museum

Post Two The Art of Ornithology

Post Three Sand and snow: Wings in the desert

Post Four Yin and Yang: A tale of two ibis

Post Five The power of beauty

Post Six How Odd

Post Seven It’s a magpie! It’s a vulture! No, it’s a bald crow!

Post Eight Species up a mountain

Post Nine Of Gulliverian parrots and Lilliputian eagles: size changes on islands