What came first, the chicken or the egg?

What came first, the chicken or the egg? Eggs were around long before there were chickens. In addition to birds, mollusks, fish, insects, frogs, reptiles, and even some mammals lay eggs. These mammals are known as monotremes. The closest living relatives of birds include crocodiles, lizards, snakes, and turtles, all of which lay [...]

2021-10-08T13:08:15-04:00October 8th, 2021|Birds, Blog, delmnh at home, DMNH Spotlight, Uncategorized|

Storytime sponsored by Delaware College Investment Plan

Storytime Series Through mid-June, our weekly storytime series sponsored by the Delaware College Investment Plan focuses on books about money...and often with a connection to nature and science! For storytime sponsored by the Delaware College Investment Plan, State Treasurer Colleen Davis reads The Apple Orchard Riddle. [...]

2021-06-30T15:26:26-04:00May 20th, 2021|Blog, delmnh at home|

Happy New Year!

Megan shares more about the New Year, with a meteor or comet craft you can do at home to celebrate the New Year, using some recycled materials. It takes just about 365 days for the Earth to travel on its orbit around the Sun. Every new year, our planet is in the same [...]

2021-01-15T14:15:17-05:00December 31st, 2020|Activities, delmnh at home|

How much do you know about turkeys?

Gobble, Gobble What do you know about turkeys? Learn more from Dr. Jean Woods, Director of Collections and Curator of Birds at DMNH. At Thanksgiving, many people’s thoughts turn to turkeys. But how much do you really know about turkeys, except that they make a fine Thanksgiving dinner? For example, did you know there [...]

2020-12-16T11:07:58-05:00November 25th, 2020|Birds, delmnh at home, DMNH Spotlight|

Belemnites: Delaware’s State Fossil

Belemnites are fossil cephalopods related to the squids, octopods and cuttlefish that live in the ocean today. Belemnites went extinct at the same time as the dinosaurs, about 65 million years ago, but their fossil remains are easy to find at the C&D Canal. Belemnitella americana was named the State [...]

2020-07-03T15:52:02-04:00July 2nd, 2020|Blog, Delaware Nature, delmnh at home, DMNH Spotlight, Mollusks|
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