Maybe you’ve seen the headlines: soon, hundreds of millions of cicadas will emerge after 17 years of living underground and swarm cities all over the eastern United States.
Millions of cicadas are about to swarm the East Coast. Don’t panic! It’s totally normal. These cicadas, known as periodical cicadas, have been 6 feet underground for 17 years. From June to August, they will come above ground in waves in Virginia, West Virginia and North Carolina.
On May 6, 2020, Dr. John Abbott (Director of Museum Research & Collections) was a guest on WBRC’s Good Day Alabama to discuss “Murder Hornets”.
What is commonly known as The Hodges Meteorite, is called Sylacauga by those who study it. One such meteorite expert is Dr. Julia Cartwright, Assistant Professor at the University of Alabama, who is currently doing analysis on the meteorite to help us understand more about how this star fell on Alabama in 1954.
The University of Alabama Museums and The Fashion Archive of the College of Human Environmental Sciences have teamed up to participate in #ColorOurCollections for the first time in University of Alabama history.
Ralph Chermock and his brother, Frank, collected butterflies from local and international locations. These specimens are house in the Research and Collections department at the University of Alabama.