A proposal to change the name of McCown’s Longspur (Rhynchophanes mccownii) is currently under consideration by the Classification Committee of […]
Archive for ‘History of Science’
Rock Wrens in Pennsylvania
This afternoon, I had the pleasure of visiting the Dixon Meadow Preserve, in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, to see the first […]
Female Pioneers of Ornithology
Much of what we know about birds is the result of scientific research conducted by smart, intrepid women. Unfortunately, ornithology […]
In October 1765, pioneer American naturalists John Bartram (1699–1777) and his son William Bartram (1729–1833) discovered a curious plant growing […]
Smooth-billed Ani in Philadelphia!
Like most birders, Philadelphians get excited about a rare bird. With over 250 years of bird records from Philadelphia, the […]
1831: The Academy gets tax-exempt status!
The first 20 years of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia were an uncertain time, and had it not […]
Audubon and the Academy of Natural Sciences: It’s complicated.
In the halls of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University you will occasionally hear it mentioned, in a […]