It’s time for Trilobite Tuesday!
Most trilobite fossils are a single color, but some can display a surprising range of hues depending on where they’ve been found and what minerals have influenced their fossilization process. Some of these Paleozoic relics can appear black, white, tan, brown, or even with occasional bursts of yellow--as is the case with this Ordovician-age Dolichoharpes from Wisconsin. Some even present a mottled shell pattern akin to a calico print. In fact, virtually every color contained in Earth’s natural palette can be found in the calcified remains of a trilobite’s preserved exoskeleton. Golden hues distinguish the myriad species drawn from the Ordovician layers surrounding Russia’s Wolchow River. Ghostly-white preservation defines Portugal’s Valongo formation. And charcoal-grey characterizes the Silurian material found in upstate New York’s Rochester Shale.
Legendary Motor Sport commentator Murray Walker turns 94 today! A great friend of the National Motor Museum, he kindly donated his father Graham's collection of Isle of Man T.T. photographs to the Mot..
Happy Birthday to Murray Walker who turns 94 today!
See the New Forest like never before at the New Forest National Park Authority Walking Festival, running from 14 - 29 October.
Featuring 75 guided walks led by local experts, including an opportunit..
The corpse flower (Amorphophallus titanum) is named for its repulsive odor. The “fragrance” is uncannily similar to rotting meat, but it’s perfect for attracting pollinators with a specific taste: car..
Today, the Museum's fan favorite exhibition The Butterfly Conservatory returns with 500 live fluttering insects. Interact with butterflies and moths inside a 1,200-square-foot vivarium filled with tro..
Don’t let their body shape fool you: sea lampreys aren’t eels, they’re jawless cartilaginous fishes with a suction-cup mouth ringed with sharp teeth. Some of the 40 species are parasitic, biting down ..