University of Michigan Museum of Zoology, Insect Field Notebooks


Collection Information

The Museum of Zoology has maintained collections for over 100 years, and the earliest of our collections in the Insect Division that are documented with field notes is the 1908 expedition to Huron County, Michigan. Subsequent UMMZ curators and staff kept notes of their field activities, with the activities of Theodore H. Hubbell comprising a majority of the records. At minimum, the field notes represent a listing of places visited where specimens were obtained. Those records often have additional information that is not contained on a specimen label, and a well-documented expedition often has information on vegetation, land features, weather, associated species, and may also contain photographs and maps of the collecting events.

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