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Precious Lichen Collection Evacuated from BC Wildfire Zone

Precious Lichen Collection Evacuated from BC Wildfire Zone

With over 20,000 specimens, including more than 100 species new to science, the Co-Curators of the lichen collection at the Beaty Biodiversity Museum had to act quickly or lose their life’s work to the BC Wildfires.

Photo Credit: Larry Smith

American Bison: The Art Of Tending

Before I began researching the courtship behaviour of animals, I didn’t believe that following a female around was a viable way for a male to win her over, but it is and the American Bison is no exception.

A drawing of an Amazon Molly done by Robbie N. Cada of FishBase.

The Amazon Molly: A Unisexual Species

Though their namesake, the Amazon warriors, did have males in their tribes, the Amazon Molly has figured out a way to be a unisexual species. It is a species made entirely of females, who only sire female offspring. If you guessed this was achieved through asexual reproduction, you’re right but that’s not the whole story: […]

2017 Annual Report: Making Connections

2017 Annual Report: Making Connections

This past year, the Beaty Biodiversity Museum focused efforts on making connections across diverse communities.

Photo Credit: Parks Canada

Bioblitz 101 With Olivia Lee

Never heard of a bioblitz or interested to learn more about them? Check out this short guide on bioblitzes and why they’re so important.

The fish as an artist

The fish as an artist

In fishes, males are often spectacularly-coloured, which may help to attract females. One species of pufferfish found in Japan is relatively drably-coloured, seemingly to match its sandy environment. So how does this fish attract a mate?

Photo: Allan Hopkins

Northern Biodiversity the Focus of Species at Risk meeting

Much of our country’s biodiversity is at risk from habitat loss and over-harvest, with the high-latitude regions experiencing the greatest degree of climate change on top of this.

Make The Most Of Spring Break

Make The Most Of Spring Break

A restart shouldn’t be limited to Mother Nature. Here are some things to make sure that the learning doesn’t stop during your spring break.

Westslope Cutthroat Trout. Photo credit: USFWS Mountain Prairie

One Hundred (fish!) – Restoring native westslope cutthroat trout in Canada’s Rocky Mountain Parks

This beautiful fish is a favourite of anglers, but interbreeding with rainbow trout is putting this species at risk.

Spring Break 2017

Spring Break 2017

During Spring Break, join the Beaty Biodiversity Museum every day at 12:00 pm for a different hands-on activity, brought to you by volunteers, staff, curators, and special guests!