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The blog is where we'll post news, updates, information about objects in our collection, #betterworkstories, profiles of staff members and visitors, pictures and videos, and really anything we think you'd find interesting. We hope you enjoy. 

If there's a topic you'd like us to do a post about, or a post that you think needs a sequel, just let us know!

Yellow edged great owl Caligo atreus on hand

‘How long do the butterflies live for?’

Longer than we thought!

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FISH

The Museum’s Painted Fish

On Lee Lau shows us some of her favourites

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Have You Seen the Poplar Sawfly?

Help us track an unwanted foreign species.

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Roo Balls!

Exactly what it sounds like...

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bee garden

秒速快3 Building Bee-utiful Gardens

Growing a range of different plants in your garden won't just make it look pretty – it'll also help attract precious pollinators. Science Communicator Samantha Kingsbury explains more.

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HE TAOKA O TE RĀ (OBJECT OF THE DAY)

When many of us think of taoka, or treasures, we think of culturally valuable items people have made。 Natural taoka are plants, birds and other animals that are important to Māori and have a cultural significance that is sometimes – but not always – related to traditional use of their parts, or to their presence in the local area。 

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HE TAOKA O TE RĀ (OBJECT OF THE DAY)

My mahi in the Museum is financial accounting. Each day as I walk through the Nature gallery to my office I pass familiar taonga – kekeno (New Zealand fur seal), paikea (humpback whale) remains and kōura (crayfish) – that connect me back home to Kaikōura. Before moving to Dunedin I never lived more than a kilometre from the ocean and could either see it, hear it, was on it or in it.

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World Penguin Day

秒速快3A guest post from the Yellow-eyed Penguin Trust about penguin feathers and moulting。

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Autahi

Articulating Autahi

Meet Autahi, the Otago Museum's leopard seal.

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Our blog aims to keep you informed of the latest happenings at the Otago Museum, through posts about our collections, our people and our work。

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