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Blog

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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The Mystery of the Adzebill

Research slowly revealing history

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‘How long do the butterflies live for?’

Longer than we thought!

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Reconnecting with nature

Through technology!

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The Museum’s Painted Fish

On Lee Lau shows us some of her favourites

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Thicc bee-auties

All about bumblebees!

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Love in the leaf litter

Love in the Leaf Litter

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Have You Seen the Poplar Sawfly?

Help us track an unwanted foreign species.

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Natural Science's Greatest Hits 2019

The team's top acquisitions. 

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Roo Balls!

Exactly what it sounds like...

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Ahi Pepe goes to Whanganui

Words and photos by Kane Fleury, Assistant Curator, Natural Science

Recently I represented the Museum at the Ahi Pepe MothNet North Island moth camp that was hosted by Te Kura Kaupapa Māori o Te Atihaunui ā Pāpārangi and Putiki Marae in Whanganui. I was there alongside representatives from other partners Manaaki Whenua – Landcare Research, Ngāi Tahu, and Orokanui Ecosanctuary, Te Tumu and the geography departments from the University of Otago. The kids from Te Kura Kaupapa Māori o Ōtepoti also came along so that they could teach the other kura what they have learnt from being part of Ahi Pepe...

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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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