Like most birders, Philadelphians get excited about a rare bird. With over 250 years of bird records from Philadelphia, the […]
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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 […]
“Winter” specimens of Swainson’s Thrush in eastern North America
I came across a specimen of Swainson’s Thrush (Catharus ustulatus swainsoni) in the ornithology collection of the Academy of Natural […]
Genetic sampling of Townsend’s 1835 type specimens of Catharus
In 1834, pioneer naturalists Thomas Nuttall (1786–1859) and John Kirk Townsend (1809–51) ventured westward with the second expedition of Nathaniel […]
Origins of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia
In 1812, during a time when exceedingly few people showed any interest in wildlife or nature for its own sake, […]
Celebrating Audubon’s 231st birthday at the Academy of Natural Sciences
Today we celebrated the birthday of famed ornithologist John James Audubon (1785–1851), with a public page turning of the first […]