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In My New Skin
February 23, 2011 · Be The First To Comment

photo credit: Keith Allison Yao Ming – The guy just didnt stop growing. I bet you’ve never thought of growth in as much detail as I have. As an Entomologist, I think about it a lot! It’s very simple for vertebrates. You eat, drink and sleep – and your body grows. Do you tell your body […]

Ghosts in the Trees
January 15, 2009 · 2 Comments

Last night, I was reminded of how unusual some of the insects we raise here in the Cockrell Butterfly Center are to most people. I had set up a table in the grand hallway of the museum to promote our outreach program, cleverly titled “Bugs on Wheels.” As soon as I left the Butterfly Center’s […]

Tunicates & Taxonomy
November 27, 2008 · 2 Comments

Next month, I will be teaching a class about animal groups, families, & taxonomy. Taxonomy shows us how animals (or other objects) are related to one another in a hierarchical structure. There are 7 major groups which we regularly classify animals into, but there are also a wide variety of sub- or super- categories. The […]

Big BEETLE Bonanza!
July 3, 2008 · 5 Comments

Last week I was wondering around the containment room looking for something to do. It’s not like I had nothing to do, but I was just looking for something different that day. I decided to tackle the 24 containers full of dirt and grubs. About a year ago right after we opened Erin got an […]



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