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Research News


Odonata Central and Odolympics

John Abbott gave a presentation for the Dragonfly Society of the Americas to share the history of Odonata Central, one of the longest running citizen science platforms! He also introduces the new Odonata Central app!

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Collections News

Bama Bug Fest (April 22-24)

This year’s Bama Bug Fest will be crawling your way April 22-24! Bug Enthusiasts will be able to participate in video live chats with experts, make crafts, and visit in-person exhibits at Alabama Museum of Natural History, Mildred Westervelt Warner Transportation Museum, and Tuscaloosa Public Library! For more details, visit: https://bamabugfest.org/

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