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Happy #SuperbOwl Sunday! Short-eared Owl, Asio flammeus. Unlike most owls, you see short-eared owls flying also during the day. Their flame-colored plumage is easy to recognize in daylight. It's no coincidence that their Latin name describes this feature (flammeus). We have plenty of Superb Owls in the collection! dcbirds.si.edu/case/14
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Bratonia Charles M. Fitch orchid, on view in “Orchids: Interlocking Science and Beauty.” @smithsoniangardens #orchids2015
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Angraecum sesquipedale, also known as Darwin’s orchid. In 1862, Charles Darwin famously hypothesized that the large, white, star-shaped orchid was pollinated by a moth with a proboscis long enough to reach the nectar at the bottom of the flower’s 10-16 inch-long spur. Twenty-one years after his death, scientists found the moth with the absurdly long proboscis, Xanthopan morganii praedicta. Learn more: http://s.si.edu/1sVVOTu (link in profile) #orchids2015
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smithsoniannmnh : #CharlesDarwin #Darwin #DarwinsOrchid #orchid #moth #garden #flowers #nectar #star #white #petal #green #smithsonian #exhibitions #nmnh
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#ThrowbackThursday 1909-1910: On display in the Natural History Building of the United States National Museum is an exhibit of an ostrich family collected during the Smithsonian-Roosevelt African Expedition under the direction of Theodore Roosevelt. Via @smithsonianarchives
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These skulls represent a range of marine mammals and reptile species in our collection, including dolphins, sea lions, sea turtles, sea cows and walruses. Neil Kelley (@microecos )used a novel, quantitative approach to compare dietary data of living marine species with measurements of their skulls and teeth and found that distantly related animals with shared diets evolved similar adaptations to successfully live in the sea. Learn more: http://s.si.edu/1DgGbGO (link in profile)
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The Wardian case, a deceptively simple glass-and-wood box, enabled collectors in the Victorian era (1837-1901) to transport live orchids for the first time. Explorers could ship plants across vast distances while the orchids remained protected inside these microhabitats. Wardian cases recycle moisture through condensation, retain soil, and let in light while keeping out salty ocean sprays. #orchids2015
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Two thousand years ago, the Greeks looked at quartz and wondered: What is it? They concluded that this clear, hard substance was water frozen so hard it couldn't melt. So they gave it their word for "ice," crystallos-the origin of the word crystal. #MineralMonday #blizzardof2015
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With petals shaped like wings and long antennae, the Psychopsis papilio is known as the “Butterfly Orchid.” Now on view in “Orchids: Interlocking Science and Beauty.” More photos: s.si.edu/1sVVOTu (link in profile). #orchids2015
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smithsoniannmnh : #orchid #gardens #butterfly #orange #petal #green #flowers #smithsonian #exhibitions #nmnh
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Attention all DC-area high school freshman, sophomores, and juniors! We are currently accepting applications for our Youth Engagement through Science (YES!) Program and Q?Crew Teen Volunteer Program. Meet @Smithsonian scientists, go behind-the-scenes, learn about cutting-edge science research, and hang-out with other DC-area teens who love science! Hurry, applications for BOTH programs are due, Jan. 30th! Email YouthNMNH[at]si.edu or call 202-633-4588. Visit qrius.si.edu. #qrius
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#FossilFriday: Polyglyphanodon sternbergi. Late Cretaceous, 66-71 million years ago, from North Horn Formation, Emery County, Utah. Polyglyphanodon is related to modern-day tegu lizards, which are native to Central and South America and have now spread to Florida. It has broad teeth at the back of its jaws for chopping plants.
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