Information Resources

Natural History Museum and Scientific Collections

Supported in honor of Howard Melville and Jean Claire Hanna by their grandchildren

Scientists, natural history students, artists, and others interested in the fauna and flora of the southeast are encouraged to visit The Natural History Museum and Scientific Collections at Tall Timbers. Special arrangements must be made to view and work with specimens, and the general hours of operation are 8:30 AM-4:30 PM. Loans are considered only for professional taxonomists as governed by formal agreements developed on an individual basis.

High resolution images have been collected for viewing on the Internet for all all herbarium specimens and most bird, mammal, and butterfly specimens as part of our Imaging the Tall Timbers Biological Collections project.

Specimen data and images are also available through iDigBio international biological specimen database. Tall Timbers specimens can be searched specifically by selecting the “Add a field” box and “Institution Code” on the drop-down, then entering “TTRS” for the Institution Code.

Follow the links below to learn more about the sources and diversity of specimens stored in the museum, including data for nearly all specimens and images for most specimens, available for viewing through various online databases.

Bird Photo Archives »

Herbert L. Stoddard Bird Collection »

Lucien Harris Jr. Lepidoptera Collection »

Roy Komarek Mammal Collection »

Reptiles and Amphibians Collection »

Robert K. Godfrey Herbarium »

Worms »

file room For more information on animals in the collection, contact Jim Cox. For more information on herbarium specimens, contact Kevin Robertson

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File Room