Curator, Natural Science
Posts by Emma Burns for Blog:
Historical Kiwi Egg Loan Returned
Inside a cardboard box, protected by an inflatable plastic cushion, is a smooth, white kiwi egg with a tiny hole at each end...
Nightmares in a Museum
Our staff often get asked at Halloween what some of the scariest things in the museum are...
Love in the leaf litter
Love in the Leaf Litter
Natural Science's Greatest Hits 2019
The team's top acquisitions.
A few more favourite Things
Our second installment from 2019
The taraire tree
One of OM's living collection
In the belly of a trout
A couple of keen outdoors men, Ray Webb and Terry Arthur, touch base with the Natural Science team semi-regularly; we enjoy hearing about their adventures in wild places around Otago. Central otago Landscape Image: Loganburn Reservoir | Astrid Erasmuson Last year they had a successful day brown trout fishing at Loganburn Reservoir, part of the upper tributary of the Taieri River, high in the Lammermoor Range. Terry bagged a five pound (2.2 kg) brown trout, and as they gutted and prepared the fish they found some interesting stomach contents. Crayfish Stomach contents of a large trout, caught by Terry Arthur |...
Celebrating the 150th Birthday of Genetics (sort of)
Peas + bananas = genetics?
Death's Cruel Sting
Dead bees and lime trees and mysteries.
Tooth be or not tooth be?
Just like we do here at the Museum, the Otago Hospice shop occasionally gets strange items dropped off to them.