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Field Guides-Field Museum The Field Guides Initiative is part of the Field Museum's Keller Science Action Center's Conservation Tools Program. Office hours: Tuesday-Friday (8am-3pm)

Field Guides are inexpensive and convenient solutions to make knowledge of plants and animals accessible from different areas in the world or specific groups of organisms. They are collections of color images which are ideal for the beginning student, and when used with books and museum collections can speed up the process of identification for all research and inventory. We encourage others to create guides, and we get them out where people can find them. They can be downloaded for free. Rapid Color Guides are Conservation Tools. Just one part of a program to produce many different tools useful for both conservation and other field research. These are developed, with both local and international partners, by the Action Center of the Field Museum, Chicago. For more information about us go to: http://www.fieldmuseum.org/science/conservation

Botanists throughout Brazil celebrated the National Day of Botany yesterday. We want to pay tribute to all those who ded...
04/19/2020

Botanists throughout Brazil celebrated the National Day of Botany yesterday. We want to pay tribute to all those who dedicate themselves to the study and conservation of Brazilian flora by sharing with you our field guide of Vochysiaceae of Serra do Cipó by Gustavo Hiroaki Shimizu and Kikyo Yamamoto. Shimizu is one of the most beloved botanists in the whole country and has been a great contributor to our field guide program since 2010. Today is also a fantastic day as we celebrate Gustavo's birthday. Congratulations, Gustavo Shimizu, and thanks for a decade of a beautiful partnership!
https://fieldguides.fieldmuseum.org/guides/guide/269

Yesterday, April 17, was INTERNATIONAL BAT APPRECIATION DAY! Although you may have seen people celebrating Batman, this ...
04/19/2020

Yesterday, April 17, was INTERNATIONAL BAT APPRECIATION DAY! Although you may have seen people celebrating Batman, this is a day dedicated to celebrating the real bats around the world. These furry, flying mammals play an essential role as natural pests controllers, pollinators and seed dispersers.
The photo below of an Epomophorus labiatus was taken by MacArthur Curator of Mammals, Bruce Patterson, during one of his field trips to Kenya. And the field guide of Bats of Bajo Caguán-Caquetá Region is one of more than twenty bats guides we have available on our page.
https://fieldguides.fieldmuseum.org/guides/guide/1065

It's snowing in April. Chicago weather is always full of surprises. All this snow is bringing back memories from the end...
04/17/2020

It's snowing in April. Chicago weather is always full of surprises. All this snow is bringing back memories from the end of last year when we published the field guide "Snowflakes of Field Museum Photo Archives." Sara Carvalho e Raposo, an Educator Coordinator at the Museum of Science and Industry Chicago, and a former volunteer at the Field Museum's Photo Archives created this field guide to highlight this collection composed of 19 glass plate negatives from the 19th-century (1896-1898). If you are in the Chicago region, we hope this guide can inspire you to visit your porch or your backyard to look closely at this offseason snow. TIPS TO PARENTS: Show the kids this guide's second page to learn about snowflakes shapes, ask them to draw their unique set of colorful snowflakes, tell them how snowflakes were photographed in the past, look for how to make snowflake origami. Have fun, and enjoy nature in different ways!
https://fieldguides.fieldmuseum.org/guides/guide/1231

Here is a message from our Field Guides Senior Coordinator, Juliana do Brasil. I am back from a 10-days spring staycatio...
04/15/2020

Here is a message from our Field Guides Senior Coordinator, Juliana do Brasil. I am back from a 10-days spring staycation. My ambitious staycation plan included a clean closet, a 20-minute bubble bath, and WhatsApp long conversations with friends. I did none of these things because I have an (almost) 7-year-old boy at home that keeps me busy. But I did finish decorating my new workspace. Welcome to "Field Guides Corner"! If I cannot go to the Museum, I will let the Museum stay home with me! I will be sending you videos, hosting meetings, and happy hours from this little corner of joy. You are all invited!

Here is a message to our friends here at our Chicago home. These days, we in the Action Center are developing new resour...
03/30/2020

Here is a message to our friends here at our Chicago home. These days, we in the Action Center are developing new resources that anyone can use to connect with nature and the physical and mental health benefits it provides -- particularly crucial at a time like this. One brand-new resource is the Beginner's Field Guide to Spring in Chicagoland, available in both English and Spanish. It is filled with gorgeous images by Field Museum artist-in-residence Peggy Macnamara of the common spring species you can see on your block, in your backyard, or even from your bedroom window. This guide and others are available on the Action Center’s new site Nature is still open: Enjoying the outdoors in Chicagoland. We’ll be gathering information on routes for solo hikes and options for access to nature away from the crowded lakeshore areas. With these resources, we can safely enjoy the emerging spring in Chicago. https://bit.ly/2Urtbzy

Excellent article on how to help science from the confort of your home. Look for the section "Compete with computers by ...
03/30/2020
How to Help Scientists Without Leaving Home

Excellent article on how to help science from the confort of your home. Look for the section "Compete with computers by classifying plants", to learn how you can help the Field Museum's Botanical collection.

Gaze out the window or at your computer, in the name of data.

Você sabia que além da página dos field guides nós também administramos a página chamada de Fotos de Campo (Live Plants)...
03/27/2020

Você sabia que além da página dos field guides nós também administramos a página chamada de Fotos de Campo (Live Plants)?. Nesta galeria, as fotos estão organizadas por família e exibidas em um tamanho maior que as usadas nos guias de campo para para facilitar a identificação. A página está disponível em English, Espanhol e Português (Procure pelo 🌐 no canto direito e mude para a linguagem de sua preferência)
https://plantidtools.fieldmuseum.org/pt/nlp/5584
Photos by: Paula M. Leitman, Brazil

Josimar Külkamp, a Ph.D. student of the Botanical Garden Research Institute of Rio de Janeiro, BRAZIL, is the author of ...
03/24/2020

Josimar Külkamp, a Ph.D. student of the Botanical Garden Research Institute of Rio de Janeiro, BRAZIL, is the author of this two-page field guide of a group of beautiful Euphorbiaceae, a botanical family that comprises 7500 species of flowering plants distributed mainly in the tropics. In this work, ruderal refers to environments with high anthropogenic pressure such as sidewalks, roadside, streets, and squares.
https://fieldguides.fieldmuseum.org/guides/guide/1156

Como parte de las medidas preventivas de la ciudad y del estado para limitar la propagación adicional del coronavirus, e...
03/23/2020

Como parte de las medidas preventivas de la ciudad y del estado para limitar la propagación adicional del coronavirus, el Museo permanecerá cerrado hasta el 1 de mayo, con todos los eventos pospuestos hasta nuevo aviso.
Nuestra misión de compartir la ciencia con el mundo sigue siendo tan fuerte como siempre, y haremos todo lo posible para mantenerlo conectado a nuestro Museo e historia natural a través de nuestros canales de redes sociales. 🌎 Gracias por ser parte de nuestra increíble comunidad.

As part of city and statewide preventative measures to limit the additional spread of the coronavirus, the Field will remain closed until May 1, with all events postponed until further notice.

Our mission to share science with the world remains as strong as ever, and we’ll do everything we can to keep you connected to our museum and natural history through our social media channels. 🌎 Thank you for being part of our incredible community. 💙 fieldmuseum.org/coronavirus

It's #worldfrogday. From the comfort of your home, you can find hundreds of frog photos displayed in our field guides. O...
03/20/2020

It's #worldfrogday. From the comfort of your home, you can find hundreds of frog photos displayed in our field guides. One of our favorites is the photogenic Pristimantis affinis (photo #2) from field guide "Amphibians and Reptiles from the high Andean forests of Guasca, Tabio and Guatavita, Colombia." https://fieldguides.fieldmuseum.org/guides/guide/1102
#worldfrogday #amphibians #colombia

Today here in Chicago we are welcoming the first day of spring. Birds are being born and flowers are blooming. Positive ...
03/19/2020

Today here in Chicago we are welcoming the first day of spring. Birds are being born and flowers are blooming. Positive changes are happening out there and with our field guides too! The Field Museum is closed but our website has just opened its doors for new submissions!
Access the page for more information:
Portuguese: https://fieldguides.fieldmuseum.org/pt-br/como-fazer-e-submeter-um-guia
Spanish: https://fieldguides.fieldmuseum.org/es/como-hacer-y-enviar-una-guia
English: https://fieldguides.fieldmuseum.org/field-guide-instructions

Today, our team is doing minor translations on our webpage and Submittable, our new online submissions platform. Stay tu...
03/18/2020

Today, our team is doing minor translations on our webpage and Submittable, our new online submissions platform. Stay tuned friends! We will be ready to receive new field guides soon!

Four days ago are president and CEO, Richard Lariviere, sent us an internal communication to let us know that the Museum...
03/17/2020

Four days ago are president and CEO, Richard Lariviere, sent us an internal communication to let us know that the Museum will be closed until March 29th because "at the Field Museum, we’re guided by our mission to share discovery with the world and build a brighter future. Each and every one of you help to make that happen. The visitors, staff, and volunteers that make up the Field Museum community are our greatest asset, and keeping that community safe is our top priority". In the meantime, our Field Guides team will be working from home but on a slow pace to make sure we are keeping ourselves mentally and physically healthy and taking care of our families. Thank you for your patience and please, wash your hands! #weareinthistogether

El Field Museum estará cerrado del 14 al 29 de marzo. No hay casos de COVID-19 asociados con el Museo, pero estamos sien...
03/13/2020

El Field Museum estará cerrado del 14 al 29 de marzo.
No hay casos de COVID-19 asociados con el Museo, pero estamos siendo proactivos en un esfuerzo por proteger a nuestro personal, visitantes, miembros y la comunidad de Chicago. Vamos a compensar a nuestro personal por hora y asalariado durante este tiempo. Consulte nuestro sitio web para obtener la información más actualizada sobre nuestros horarios y operaciones. Echaremos de menos verte en persona, pero nos mantendremos conectados entre nosotros y con la historia natural a través de nuestras cuentas de redes sociales. fieldmuseum.org/coronavirus

The Field will be closed from March 14 through March 29. Any programs hosted at the Field this month are postponed.

While there are no cases of COVID-19 associated with the Field, we are being proactive in an effort to protect our staff, visitors, members, and those in the Chicago community. We’ll be compensating our hourly and salaried staff during this time.

Please check our website for the most up-to-date information about our hours and operations. We’ll miss seeing you in person, but we’ll stay connected to each other and natural history through our social media accounts. fieldmuseum.org/coronavirus

Good news! We can see the light at the end of the tunnel. 2020 field guides submissions will start in a couple of days! ...
03/12/2020

Good news! We can see the light at the end of the tunnel. 2020 field guides submissions will start in a couple of days! We are moving from field guides submissions via email to an online system to increase efficiency in communication, edition, and publication. Thanks for your comprehension throughout this transitioning period. #fieldguidesfieldmuseum

We are celebrating International Women's Day with this new field guide from the Brazilian Amazon highlighting the import...
03/08/2020

We are celebrating International Women's Day with this new field guide from the Brazilian Amazon highlighting the importance of family farming. This field guide is the result of several activities undertaken by the "Sustainable Production" workgroup of the “Aliança Guaraná de Maués” (Guaraná Alliance of Maués). This alliance is a response to the need to develop local activities that treasure and promote agro-ecological food products and strengthen local markets, both of which support food security, family farming, and the local economy. The first author: Gina Frausin is a biologist and ethnobotanist (and mother) who currently lives in England and works in the Colombian and Brazilian Amazon with traditional communities (mainly indigenous) exploring traditional knowledge and cultural connections with the environment. Frausin is one of our long-term collaborators, working with our team since 2009 when she published her first Field Museum field guide entitled "Useful Plants of Manaus, Brazil". #womensinternationalday #womenspower #8M #fieldguidesfieldmuseum
https://fieldguides.fieldmuseum.org/pt-br/guias/guia/1206

"Today, identification is easier when you can listen to birds singing in short sound clips. Click a bird to hear birds t...
03/02/2020
50 Bird Species and the Sounds They Make

"Today, identification is easier when you can listen to birds singing in short sound clips. Click a bird to hear birds tweeting their “language.”

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Our 2020 submission will remain closed until March but our production is not. We ended up 2019 with 35 field guides to e...
02/26/2020

Our 2020 submission will remain closed until March but our production is not. We ended up 2019 with 35 field guides to edit, revised and get published online. We are working day and night to get them all on our website by the end of next month! #fieldguidesfieldmuseum

Pesquisadores registram 31 novas espécies de aves no Parque Estadual Chandless, no Estado do Acre, Brasil. O Parque abri...
02/19/2020
Expedição registra ocorrência de 31 novas espécies de aves em área de conservação no Acre: total já chega a 438

Pesquisadores registram 31 novas espécies de aves no Parque Estadual Chandless, no Estado do Acre, Brasil. O Parque abriga um total de 438 das 716 espécies registradas no Estado que faz fronteira com o Peru. [Artigo em Português]

Com seus 695 mil hectares de extensão, o Parque Estadual de Chandless abriga mais da metade de todas as espécies de aves observadas em todo o estado, em meio à exuberância da Floresta Amazônica

La botánica y sufragista del Smithsonian Mary Agnes Chase (1869-1963) se especializó en el estudio de los pastos y reali...
02/02/2020

La botánica y sufragista del Smithsonian Mary Agnes Chase (1869-1963) se especializó en el estudio de los pastos y realizó un extenso trabajo de campo en América del Sur. Al no poder acceder a expediciones financiadas porque era mujer, Chase se autofinanciaba muchos de sus propios viajes de investigación a principios del siglo XX. Además de sus exploraciones científicas, estuvo entre los manifestantes sufragistas de mujeres arrestados por hacer piquetes en la Casa Blanca en 1918-1919, y participó en la huelga de hambre de los sufragistas encarcelados.

Smithsonian botanist and suffragist Mary Agnes Chase (1869-1963) specialized in the study of grasses and conducted extensive field work in South America. Denied access to funded expeditions because she was a woman, Chase self-financed many of her own research trips in the early 20th century. In addition to her scientific explorations, she was among the women's suffrage demonstrators arrested for picketing the White House in 1918–1919, and she participated in the jailed suffragists’ hunger strike.

Read stories from across @Smithsonian museums of other women who created and celebrated their communities: https://womenshistory.si.edu/herstory/community #BecauseOfHerStory

Field guides 2020 online submissions still closed. We are fixing a couple of issues in the system to make sure it will w...
01/30/2020

Field guides 2020 online submissions still closed. We are fixing a couple of issues in the system to make sure it will work for you and our team to transition smoothly from email to our new online submissions software! We are very excited to try this new and improved way of working with you all!

Hi! Do you know me? I am a veined tree frog (Trachycephalus typhonius). I am also photo number 74 in the new field guide...
01/15/2020

Hi! Do you know me?
I am a veined tree frog (Trachycephalus typhonius). I am also photo number 74 in the new field guide of Amphibians of Selva Viva Nature Reserve. Selva Viva is 1750 hectares nature reserve located in the Napo Province in ECUADOR. This field guide was authored by Amaël Borzée, Yoonjung Yi, and Ross J. Maynard from the College of Biology and the Environment, Nanjing Forestry University, People's Republic of China, Interdisciplinary Program of EcoCreative Ewha Woman's University, Seoul, Republic of Korea, The Biodiversity Group. Free Download: https://fieldguides.fieldmuseum.org/guides/guide/1213

Good morning! Starting next week you’ll be able to submit, review and stay up to date about your field guides publicatio...
01/15/2020

Good morning! Starting next week you’ll be able to submit, review and stay up to date about your field guides publication in a new and intuitive way. More information coming soon! Designed by: Cassie Kelsey.

Are you ready for more good news?! A record-breaking expedition found ten new species and subspecies of songbirds on a r...
01/14/2020
A ‘bonanza’ of new bird species was found on remote Indonesian islands

Are you ready for more good news?!
A record-breaking expedition found ten new species and subspecies of songbirds on a remote trio of islands in INDONESIA! We 💚 birds 🦜🐦🦉! Don't you?!

Bird discoveries typically come in a trickle. But in a remote corner of Southeast Asia, 10 newly described songbird species and subspecies were found.

Hi all! I am Alicia Diaz. It is with immense excitement that I introduce myself as the new Field Guides Coordinator in t...
01/14/2020

Hi all! I am Alicia Diaz. It is with immense excitement that I introduce myself as the new Field Guides Coordinator in the Keller Science Action Center here at the Field Museum! The Coordinator’s role focuses on the production of Field Guides, one of the Action Center’s founding efforts to translate museum science into advances for conservation. Along with Juliana, I will manage the Field Guides initiative and its website with more than 1000 guides on plants and wildlife from over 40 countries, with half a million downloads each year. It is a true honor to work with authors, partners, and naturalists in both the Chicago Region and Latin America! Photo: Juliana Philipp

Happy New Year to you who like us was on a break because of one or two things listed below:☑️ holidays☑️ family vacation...
01/13/2020

Happy New Year to you who like us was on a break because of one or two things listed below:
☑️ holidays
☑️ family vacation
☑️ flu or cold
☑️ conjunctivitis
But now, we are excited to dive in 2020 just like our pterosaurs friend right there!

01/01/2020
New York Botanical Garden

It still 2019 in our Chicago home but it's already a new year in many countries around the world. Happy New Year to you all!

🌟 Sending off 2019 with some of our best buds 💐

Count down to 2020 with some of our most appropriate specimens from the Steere Herbarium. We'll see you in the New Year!

We are bringing back our series "the Field in the moment", when we let you know what is happening right here, right now....
12/18/2019

We are bringing back our series "the Field in the moment", when we let you know what is happening right here, right now. Brazilian scientist Dr. Daniela Rossoni is presenting about How does Phenotypic Variation Translate Into Evolutionary Change?". Rossoni was introduced by Bruce Patterson, MacArthur Curator of Mammals, who is collaborating with Rossoni on various projects during her year-long staying in Chicago. We love bats! 🦇

Parques Nacionales Naturales de Colombia
12/17/2019

Parques Nacionales Naturales de Colombia

Se realizó el “Inventario Rápido Biológico y Social en la Cuenca del Bajo Putumayo – Cotuhé en Colombia y Perú”. Más de 30 organizaciones gubernamentales, no gubernamentales y las comunidades que habitan en el territorio se reunieron para realizar el inventario y aun cuando los resultados definitivos de este inventario se darán a conocer durante el 2020. Lee más: http://bit.ly/2PSXnA9

Colombia será sede del Día Mundial del Medio Ambiente 2020 sobre biodiversidad.
12/11/2019
Colombia to host 2020 World Environment Day on biodiversity

Colombia será sede del Día Mundial del Medio Ambiente 2020 sobre biodiversidad.

On the eve of a critical year for environmental decision-making, Colombia, Germany and UN Environment Programme (UNEP) today announced that Colombia will host World Environment Day 2020 in partnership with Germany and that it will focus on biodiversity.

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VI SEMINARIO INTERNACIONAL EN MEDIO AMBIENTE, BIODIVERSIDAD Y DESARROLLO SIMABID http://simabid2018.org/
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Our Andes-Amazon team is doing an awesome job representing The Field Museum in Cartagena, Colombia. SCB's 28th International Congress for Conservation Biology #ICCB2017