Imaging the Tall Timbers Biological Collections

Agruaulis vanillae ssp. nigrior

Agruaulis vanillae ssp. nigrior

The Fire Ecology Program in conjunction with Dr. Gil Nelson and Dr. Austin Mast of Florida State University recently completed a project funded by the National Science Foundation to collect high-resolution digital images of plants, birds, mammals, and butterflies and moths from the Tall Timbers Natural History Museum to make them available for viewing on the internet.

The specimens imaged include 10,545 plant specimens in Tall Timbers’ Robert K. Godfrey Herbarium, which are now available for viewing online through the Florida State University Herbarium Robert K. Godfrey Herbarium Database.

Also imaged were 1,413 bird specimens from the Tall Timbers Ornithological Collection, 286 mammal specimens from the Tall Timbers Roy Komarek Mammal Collection, and 1,388 butterfly specimens from the Tall Timbers Insects Collection.

Images for the birds, mammals, and butterflies are viewable on the Morphbank Online Database. Volunteer Virginia Craig was instrumental in completing the project.

 

 

Bald eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus)

Bald eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus)

Red bat (Lasiurus borealis)

Red bat (Lasiurus borealis)

White wild indigo (Baptisia alba)

White wild indigo (Baptisia alba)

References:

Imaging the Tall Timbers Research Station’s Biological Research Collections Project Outcomes Report