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The blog is where we'll post news, updates, information about objects in our collection, #betterworkstories, profiles of staff members and visitors, pictures and videos, and really anything we think you'd find interesting. We hope you enjoy. 

If there's a topic you'd like us to do a post about, or a post that you think needs a sequel, just let us know!

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Garden Birds of Dunedin

Dunedin is a paradise for bird lovers. There are so many great bird reasons to live in this city and it is only getting better with the predator trapping work in our community that the Halo Project and City Sanctuary support.

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Here be monsters: Giant Squid from the Catlins

Dive into the history and mystery of the giant squid (Architeuthis dux) with On Lee Lau!

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‘How long do the butterflies live for?’

Longer than we thought!

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The Museum’s Painted Fish

On Lee Lau shows us some of her favourites

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Have You Seen the Poplar Sawfly?

Help us track an unwanted foreign species.

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Roo Balls!

Exactly what it sounds like...

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If Trees Could Talk

The former entrance to Otago Museum, located on Great King Street, is shaded by several trees that have a long and interesting history. Collection Officer, Natural Science On Lee Lau reveals more.

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Hide and Seek: New Zealand Lizards

While most people know New Zealand to be the land of birds, few are aware that it’s also a special place for lizards or mokomoko. Collection Officer, Natural Science On Lee Lau tells us more.

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The Brilliance of Bees

Today marks the second annual observation of World Bee Day. Science Communicator Samantha Kingsbury explains why bees are worth celebrating.

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Building Bee-utiful Gardens

Growing a range of different plants in your garden won't just make it look pretty – it'll also help attract precious pollinators. Science Communicator Samantha Kingsbury explains more.

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Our blog aims to keep you informed of the latest happenings at the Otago Museum, through posts about our collections, our people and our work.

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The views expressed here are those of our individual contributors, and are not the views of the Otago Museum.

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