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Kane Fleury

Posts by Kane Fleury for Tūhura Otago Museum Blog:

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The Frosted Phoenix Rises Again

On the night of 2 March 2024, at the South Sea Hotel in Oban on Stewart Island, Pav Johnsson, a Swedish bird watcher and enthusiastic lepidopterist, became the only known living person to see the frosted phoenix moth (Titanomis sisyrota).

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Smails Beach

An Ode to the Dioramas of the Forster Hall

Have you ever wondered where in the city of Dunedin you can see the perfect intersection of art and science?

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Southern Frontiers II Expedition

Kane Fleury, Curator, Natural Science, was invited to provide insight as a naturalist on an expedition of the southwest inlets of Fiordland. Read all about it here!

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Research visit: Seabirds and plastics

 Dunedin is home to a diverse seabird population, and many of these species are represented in Tūhura Otago Museum’s collections. This makes our collection a useful resource for researchers like Kamya Patel, who is studying why seabirds ingest plastics.

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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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Time flies when you’re having fun

People say time flies when you retire, but Otago Museum’s Honorary Curator of Entomology, Associate Professor Steve Kerr is taking that literally.

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Bee Promo

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All about bumblebees!

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The Mystery of the Adzebill

Research slowly revealing history

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Reconnecting with nature

Through technology!

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Have You Seen the Poplar Sawfly?

Help us track an unwanted foreign species.

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