Biodiversity Spotlight

Since October 2014, iDigBio has promoted biodiversity education by highlighting a different organism each month in our Newsletter in the Biodiversity Spotlight section. Each spotlight includes natural history information, current research, and links to relevant specimens in the iDigBio Portal. Each spotlight is created via collaboration among the iDigBio team, TCN members, other researchers, and nature photographers. View iDigBio's "Biodiversity Spotlight" archive below.

2021 Biodiversity Spotlight - April Special Edition

Wed, 2021-03-31 14:18 -- CatChapman

Cosmic Naturalism - Biodiversity of the Cosmos

We have some exciting news for all of you!

You may know of Cat Chapman, iDigBio's Biodiversity Informatics Coordinator. While that may be her day job, did you know that's not all she's up to? That's right! Cat's parallel job, which was top-secret up until today, is that of Cosmic Naturalist - she has dedicated her life to explore the cosmos in search of life among the stars, and today she has some breathtaking discoveries to share with the world!

October 2020 Biodiversity Spotlight

Tue, 2020-10-06 15:42 -- maphillips


Contributed by Cat Chapman

Have you ever been out on a walk through nature, or even in your neighborhood, and saw what appeared to be a clump of tiny leaves, debris, or lichen… only to see it move?

Upon closer inspection of this mysteriously motile clump of detritus, you may see that it has tiny little legs underneath it. It’s alive!

Meet the trash bug!


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