English ecologist receives DMNH research grant

Ecologist Chris Hobbs was the recipient of a 2017 Collections & Research grant for graduate students in support of research in the Museum’s collections. The award is used toward travel and lodging expenses for a student to visit DMNH to study our world-class collections and library. Eligible students must be enrolled in a graduate [...]

2017-09-06T15:12:08+00:00 September 6th, 2017|Blog, DMNH Spotlight, Mollusks, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Nikon’s Small World 2016 Photomicrography Competition Winners at DMNH

Take an extraordinarily close-up look at nature through the Nikon's Small World 2016 Photomicrography Competition's 20 winning photographs, currently on exhibit at the Delaware Museum of Natural History as part of a national tour. The photographs' microscopic perspective displays scientific images—including a butterfly's proboscis and actual human brain cells—in an artistic way. The winning [...]

2017-07-25T13:44:55+00:00 July 25th, 2017|Blog, Press Releases, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Delaware Shorebird Project 2016 Field Report

Delaware Shorebird Project 2016 Field Season Report Every spring, hundreds of thousands of shorebirds travel through the Delaware Bay as they migrate from areas as far as southern South America to the Arctic, where they breed in the summer. The Delaware Bay is a crucial rest stop, where the birds eat horseshoe crab eggs for [...]

2017-07-12T23:55:43+00:00 December 19th, 2016|Birds, Blog, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Collections & Research

COLLECTIONS & RESEARCH   The Delaware Museum of Natural History's research collections have a strong emphasis on birds and mollusks (shells), reflecting the original collecting interests of our founder, John E. du Pont. Both major collections are worldwide in scope, but also have a large number of specimens from the Delmarva Peninsula. Earth's Library: [...]

2017-07-12T23:59:49+00:00 December 17th, 2014|Uncategorized|0 Comments