The birds are back in town!

Bird migration is at its peak right now in the Cincinnati area and on our Edge of Appalachia preserve. All of our bird breeders that leave for the winter are now back in southern Ohio, Indiana, and Northern Kentucky and singing in their territories.

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Is this the last Great Auk?

The Great Auk (Pinguinus impennis) was a penguin-like, flightless bird found along coastlines in the north Atlantic. It was valued for its meat, fatty oils, and feathers, and was hunted to extinction in the mid-1800’s. As the bird became more rare, collectors paid handsomely for specimens.

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Bob Genheimer Ask a Curator

#AskACurator with Bob Genheimer, George Rieveschl Curator of Archaeology

#AskACurator with Bob Genheimer, George Rieveschl Curator of Archaeology

By: Bob Genheimer, George Rieveschl Curator of Archaeology

Bob Genheimer, our George Rieveschl Curator of Archaeology, answers your questions about the job of a curator and archaeologist.

First all female space walk

First all-female spacewalk

Last week on October 18, NASA astronauts Christina Koch and Jessica Meir accomplished the first-ever all-female spacewalk. For nearly eight hours, they worked outside the International Space Station to replace a broken power unit. It was Koch’s fourth spacewalk and Meir’s first.

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