Jerome Brown en Bee Sex in the Nature Gardens <p>In July 2011, our Curator of Entomology, Dr. Brian Brown, brought in some old&nbsp;redwood he had lying around his yard. He wasn&#39;t just trying to pawn off some lumber he didn&#39;t need anymore, we wanted it to make some <a href="">bee hotels</a>.&nbsp; Jerome Brown, one of our amazing exhibit technicians, fabricated two hotels and Phil Bouchard personally drilled the over 200 quarter inch holes (about an inch deep). Thanks guys!</p> <p><img alt="" src="/nature/sites/default/files/images/blog/Bees.jpg" /></p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> bee hotels Brian Brown Jerome Brown leaf cutter bees Lisa Gonzalez Megachile Megachilidae native bees Philip Bouchard Blog Wed, 19 Jun 2013 17:15:38 +0000 Lila Higgins 810 at Bird Crashes into Museum Building and Dies For Science <p>Soras, <em>Porzana carolina</em>, seem to be really poor fliers. So much so that last week one flew into the side of the Museum and&nbsp;killed itself. This brings the Exposition Park Bird List, maintained by Kimball Garrett,&nbsp;our Ornithology Collection Manager,&nbsp;up to 167 species. &quot;But wait,&quot; I hear you crying, &quot;what about bird number 166?&quot; In my&nbsp;previous post <a href="/nature/blog/bird-crashes-museum-building-and-dies-science">New Bird For North Campus List</a>,&nbsp;it clearly stated that the Rufous Hummingbird was species 165.</p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bird List birds Jerome Brown Kimball Garrett Michael Wilson Sora Swainson's Hawk Blog Thu, 29 Sep 2011 23:27:00 +0000 Lila Higgins 651 at