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Notes from Nature

Digitizing biological collections. Help museum staff and scientists by transcribing the label and ledgers that have been stored over the past century.

Notes from Nature

Most natural history collections are housed in museum cabinets, where they are not easily available to citizens and researchers. The Notes from Nature transcription project addresses this problem by digitizing biological collections one record at a time! Help museum staff and scientists by transcribing the labels and ledgers that have been meticulously recorded and stored over the past century. In many cases these are the only historical records of species distribution available. Join us in unlocking this important information - take some notes from nature! More information on this project can be found at:
Notes from Nature



Topic - natural history collection, museum, insects, plants, birds

Location - California, North America, worldwide

Goals - museum research, museum specimen digitization, education


Essig Museum of Entomology, University of California, Berkeley
Southeast Regional Network of Expertise and Collections (SERNEC)
Natural History Museum, London


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