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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. 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

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Chicago Region friends! Here is an excellent resource for you and your kids, download for free "Beginner's Field Guide: ...
02/22/2021

Chicago Region friends! Here is an excellent resource for you and your kids, download for free "Beginner's Field Guide: Winter in Chicagoland"
https://fieldguides.fieldmuseum.org/guides/guide/1306

Winter in the Chicago region means cold temperatures and short daylight hours, and yet nature persists. Look for overwintering birds and evidence of wildlife tracks. Wearing warm layers, you too can still explore the outdoors. This field guide authored by Laura Milkert, John Balaban, and Violet Bushwaller will help you get to know the most common plants and animals that are also spending winter in your Chicago neighborhood. These are just a few of the many birds, mammals, insects, trees, spiders, and more that live in backyards, under logs, gardens, and nearby parks or forest preserves. Learn their common names in both English and Spanish and their scientific names too!

Every year, at the end of October, the village of Patamban, in the state of Michoacán, México, celebrates the Festival d...
02/21/2021

Every year, at the end of October, the village of Patamban, in the state of Michoacán, México, celebrates the Festival de Cristo Rey ( Christ the King Festival). A fundamental part of this religious event is the creation of street floral rugs. The villagers select flowers, leaves, fruits, seeds, or other plants' parts to make magnificent figures—hundred and fifty species of plants are collected, both wild and cultivated.

Guadalupe Cornejo-Tenorio, and Guillermo Ibarra-Manriquez, researchers from the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, are the authors of this magnificent 21-page field guide of "Plants Used in Patamban Floral Rugs." After downloading your copy, you will find detailed photos of the rugs and the plants used to make them with their respective scientific and common names.
Go to our website (bio), search for Mexico, Plants, #1316

És hoy autores de guías a las 17:30 (Bogotá y Lima / GMT-5) o 18:30 (La Paz / GMT -4)! Busca por más detalles en tu corr...
02/18/2021

És hoy autores de guías a las 17:30 (Bogotá y Lima / GMT-5) o 18:30 (La Paz / GMT -4)! Busca por más detalles en tu correo electrónico.

Download for FREE our new field guide of Gesneriaceae of Pichincha Province, authored by Mathieu Perret, John L. Clark, ...
02/18/2021

Download for FREE our new field guide of Gesneriaceae of Pichincha Province, authored by Mathieu Perret, John L. Clark, Catherine Graham, Francisco Tobar.
https://fieldguides.fieldmuseum.org/guides/guide/1323

The rainforests of the Pichincha province in Northern Ecuador are the most biodiverse places on Earth. For a relatively small area of ca. 9500 km2, Pichincha encompasses two major ecoregions that are both recognized as Earth's biodiversity hotspots: the Chocó-Darién moist forests, which reaches its southern limit in Ecuador and the Northwestern Andean montane forests. A frequent and colorful element of these rainforests is the flowering plants Gesneriaceae, a family of herbs, subshrubs that frequently grow as epiphytes. Those flowers constitute a large source of nectar for the hummingbirds. In the context of the EPHI (Ecology of Plant and Hummingbird Interactions) project, to understand why plant-hummingbird interactions vary across time and environmental gradients, we could document and assemble images of 77 species of Gesneriaceae representing most of the know species occurring in the Province. This inventory will help biodiversity monitoring and a better assessment of these plants' role in the rainforest ecosystem's function. But we also hope that this field guide will encourage anyone visiting this beautiful region to have a closer look at these plants and to feel the urge to preserve this diversity.

Download for free our new field guide of "Mammals and Birds registered by cameras trap."  https://fieldguides.fieldmuseu...
02/16/2021

Download for free our new field guide of "Mammals and Birds registered by cameras trap."  

https://fieldguides.fieldmuseum.org/pt-br/guias/guia/1320

This guide will mainly be used by the Yasuní National Park rangers in their daily activities in the field, from camera trap photo identification, watching wildlife tours to monitoring hunting and illegal wildlife trafficking.  This guide will also help support environmental program activities developed with the communities that habit the protected area and its surroundings by the Communication, Education, and Environmental Participation Program (CEPA) of the Ecuadorian National System of Protected Areas.

Congratulations to the authors Patricio Macas-Pogo, Danny Sornoza, Marco Mora, Simon Coquinche, Pablo Moreira, Mayra Licuy, Eduardo Lopez, Klide Quindigua, Lennin Toapanta, Jose Nantip, from Ministério del Medio Ambiente de Ecuador, Programa de Reparación Ambiental y Social (PRAS), who dedicated this work to all the park rangers of Yasuní National Park!

Lo invitamos a usted, quien envió una guía de campo a través de nuestra plataforma “Submittable" y que todavia no salió ...
02/15/2021

Lo invitamos a usted, quien envió una guía de campo a través de nuestra plataforma “Submittable" y que todavia no salió publicado, a participar en una sesión de preguntas y respuestas el 18 de febrero de 2020 a las 17:30 (Bogotá y Lima / GMT-5) o 18:30 (La Paz / GMT -4). Sesión en ESPAÑOL.

Regístrese utilizando este formulario (https://forms.gle/kUPnsYM2X1wiGuNV6) para recibir el enlace para acceder a nuestra reunión (y tómese el tiempo para dejar su opinión sobre lo que debemos hacer para mejorar el formato de las guías).

Hasta pronto!

Our #tbt field guide of today is in honor of Peruvian biologist Carmen Soto who, sadly, passed away on February 10. Soto...
02/12/2021

Our #tbt field guide of today is in honor of Peruvian biologist Carmen Soto who, sadly, passed away on February 10. Soto was an extraordinary woman in science who dedicated her life to studying and conserving Cusco's orchids, especially those of Macchu Picchu. She was fundamental to describing various species of orchids as new to science and discovering a particular orchid species, Brachionidium Carmeniae, dedicated to and named in her honor. Here is a field guide of Orchids of Manu Biosphere Reserve published in 2018, in which Carmen Soto is one of the authors. Today the world celebrated the International Day of Women and Girls in Science and we honor Soto's accomplishments and impact on science and conservation of one of the most beautiful and diverse places in the world.
https://fieldguides.fieldmuseum.org/guides/guide/1075

Atenção autores de guias! Se você submeteu o seu guia e está esperando pela publicação do mesmo, esse convite é para VOC...
02/08/2021

Atenção autores de guias! Se você submeteu o seu guia e está esperando pela publicação do mesmo, esse convite é para VOCÊ! Vamos nos reunir para conversar sobre a situação atual do programa e quais são os próximos passos rumo ao futuro. Mandamos um email á todos os autores com detalhes sobre como se inscrever para a sessão de perguntas e respostas. E durante a inscrição, estamos pedindo a sua colaboração para responder algumas perguntas sobre como podemos melhorar nosso conteúdo e desenho. Participe dessa seção em Português!
❗️Atención: Vamos hacer una sección en Español en el día 18 de Febrero.
📥 UPDATE: link para a inscrição https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1QNd8bDdRlDHj1pA5gnoMciTG-G1FbSeYz2_YVVq_dxk/edit?gxids=7628

02/03/2021
The Rupununi Wetlands

Happy World Wetlands Day! #WorldWetlandsDay
This short animation (3 minutes, 8 seconds) demonstrates the importance of the North Rupununi Wetlands in GUYANA and how vital the link between the Amazon and the Essequibo rivers is for people and wildlife.

This short animation demonstrates the importance of the North Rupununi Wetlands in Guyana and how vital the link between the Amazon and the Essequibo rivers is for…

Since 1971, the world celebrates Wetlands Day. Freshwater is essential for people and our planet. This year’s celebratio...
02/02/2021

Since 1971, the world celebrates Wetlands Day. Freshwater is essential for people and our planet. This year’s celebration shines a spotlight on wetlands as a freshwater source and encourages actions to restore them and stop their loss. Many migratory birds stop on wetlands on the way to their winter or summer homes. They use wetlands as a source of drinking water and for feeding, resting shelter, and social interactions. Here is our 12-page field guide of Birds of Benjamín Aceval Wetlands in PARAGUAY to celebrate this day.
https://fieldguides.fieldmuseum.org/guides/guide/971

The Cueva de Los Guacharos PNN is the first National Natural Park in COLOMBIA, declared in 1960, located between the And...
02/02/2021

The Cueva de Los Guacharos PNN is the first National Natural Park in COLOMBIA, declared in 1960, located between the Andes and the Amazon rainforest, with a temperate-cold climate (16 ° C), and lush forests. Reptiles had never been the protagonists of research flora and fauna made by different researchers in recent years. However, it has species of reptiles new to science discovered in the last decade, such as a pair of Attractions snakes, by Passos & Lynch (2010). The field guide "Reptiles (SQUAMATA) of Cueva de Los Guacharos National Natural Park" results from the authors' personal expeditions complimented with historical data of specimens preserved in Museums of Natural History, and is the first compilation published online with all the reptile species in the area that are known to date.
Diego A. Gómez – Sánchez & Manuel L. Fonseca, the authors of this guide, hope it will be used by park rangers, field guides, biology students, researchers, and amateur tourists during their visit to the Park. #Colombia #reptiles #cuevadelosguarachospnn

https://fieldguides.fieldmuseum.org/guides/guide/1234

A tiny new species of chameleon has been discovered, and it seems to be the smallest reptile in the world. Known as Broo...
02/01/2021
Newly discovered "nano-chameleon" is world's smallest known reptile

A tiny new species of chameleon has been discovered, and it seems to be the smallest reptile in the world. Known as Brookesia nana, or the nano-chameleon, the petite species can perch on a fingertip and may have the smallest adult males of any vertebrate.

A tiny new species of chameleon has been discovered, and it seems to be the smallest reptile in the world. Known as Brookesia nana, or the nano-chameleon, the petite species can perch on a fingertip and may have the smallest adult males of any vertebrate.

A large part of biodiversity in cities goes unnoticed by its inhabitants. This field guide presents phytophagous, predat...
02/01/2021

A large part of biodiversity in cities goes unnoticed by its inhabitants. This field guide presents phytophagous, predators, and parasitoids collected from two tree species, Lafoensia acuminata, and Liquidambar styraciflua that can be found in Bogotá's city parks. This guide's authors, Esteban Tulande, Sergio Andres Vargas, Juliana Duran Prieto, Valentina Ocampo, and Luis Gabriel Perez aim to highlight how vital for conservation are green urban spaces in Colombia.
https://fieldguides.fieldmuseum.org/guides/guide/1289

Hot off from the oven come two new field guides. The new entries are actually two versions of the same guide, which pres...
01/29/2021

Hot off from the oven come two new field guides. The new entries are actually two versions of the same guide, which present scientific and traditional knowledge of Peruvian fishes in tributaries of the Quebrada Anazo and the Rio Morona in the northwest of Loreto, Peru—one is in the indigenous language of the Achuar nation (and Spanish), and the other is in the language of the Wampis (and Spanish). The guides are the result of a collaboration between Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute (SCBI), Universidad Nacional de la Amazonia Peruana, Amazon Research Center for Ornamental Fishes, and Instituto de Investigaciones de la Amazonia Peruana, and the Field Museum. Besides being a vital part of the country’s history and culture, the Achuar and Wampis nations have extensive knowledge of the complexities of nature—they are guardians of the Amazon. Fish play an integral role in the diet, economy, and culture of the indigenous peoples of the Amazon; ancestral knowledge of indigenous peoples is being lost over time, especially the native language names of Amazonian fauna. Achuar and Wampis indigenous communities collaborated with the scientists to identify these fish in their native languages. These guides, which will be shared with the indigenous communities who helped create them, will serve as a published record of traditional and cultural knowledge for future generations and contribute to preserving one aspect of these incredible cultures.
Authors: Edgard Leonardo Dávila Panduro, Kevin Morgan Ruiz Tafur, Jessica L. Deichmann , Carlos T. Chuquipiondo Guardia, Homero Sánchez Riveiro

https://fieldguides.fieldmuseum.org/guides/guide/1318
https://fieldguides.fieldmuseum.org/guides/guide/1319

We are quicking off our 2021 field guides publication with a bird guide from Colombia! Birds are usually associated with...
01/12/2021

We are quicking off our 2021 field guides publication with a bird guide from Colombia! Birds are usually associated with freedom because they have the ability to roam the earth and fly in the skies. We are wishing for a covid-free world!

The Santa Librada Agroecological Reserve is located in the Recio River sub-basin, the eastern slope of the central mountain range, 11 kilometers from El Líbano municipality, Tolima department in Colombia. It encompasses a secondary transition forest between tropical dry forest and pre- montane, in an altitudinal range between 800 to 1150 m asl.
This private Reserve has been in a natural regeneration process for approximately 40 years and established itself as a space for protecting endemic, migratory, and threatened species. The Reserve also develops environmental education activities to connect the local community with conservation. #birds #Colombia #fieldmuseum #fieldguidesfieldmuseum

https://fieldguides.fieldmuseum.org/guides/guide/1038

We are back to work and grateful that we made it to 2021! While the Field Museum is still temporarily closed to comply w...
01/11/2021

We are back to work and grateful that we made it to 2021! While the Field Museum is still temporarily closed to comply with COVID-19 health and safety advisories, we are happily working from our home offices with our families' and pets' moral support!

This month we will be immersed in our yearly planning, optimistically reflecting on how to continue creating field guides in partnership with you to help people engage with the diversity of nature and culture on our planet. Thank you for being on this journey with us! - Juliana & Alicia

Although we had to endure isolation, uncertainty, and the loss of loved ones this year, we persevere on. We managed to a...
12/31/2020

Although we had to endure isolation, uncertainty, and the loss of loved ones this year, we persevere on. We managed to adapt to working remotely, virtually strengthening our field guides community, and kept editing and publishing field guides. Sure we wish we could have done more, but we are glad to be alive and proud of what we had accomplished despite many challenges. As 2020 comes to a close, we want to thank you all who supported and collaborated with us and wish you and your family a healthy and peaceful 2021!

The new field guide of "Selected vascular epiphytes of western Paraná", authored by Greta Aline Dettke, contains 10 page...
12/21/2020

The new field guide of "Selected vascular epiphytes of western Paraná", authored by Greta Aline Dettke, contains 10 pages with photos of 36 species in Amaryllidaceae, Bromeliaceae, Gesneriaceae, and Orchidaceae families, in vegetations of Subtropical Seasonal Forest and Subtropical Mixed Forest (with Araucaria angustifolia tree). This photographic documentation is part of the @floradoparana (on Instagram) project, which aims to register the species that occur in the Paraná State, in Southern Brazil. #floradoparana
https://fieldguides.fieldmuseum.org/guides/guide/1283

The Açu National Forest (FLONA Açu) was the first national forest created in the State of Rio Grande do Norte in 2001 du...
12/16/2020

The Açu National Forest (FLONA Açu) was the first national forest created in the State of Rio Grande do Norte in 2001 due to popular pressure to preserve the area, which extends over 215.25 hectares from the outskirts of the city of Açu and continue until the banks of the Piató lagoon. Despite its small size, it is a vital conservation unit for the state, playing an important role in the research and conservation of the Caatinga (Dry Seasonal Tropical Forest) biome. FLONA Açu is home to several plant species, including the newly discovered Harpochilus paraibanus and Erythroxylum pyan. Also, the FLONA Açu is home to important species for the northeastern landscape, such as embiratanha (Pseudobombax marginatum), pink ipe (Handroanthus impetiginosus), and coumaru (Amburama cearenses). Congratulations to the authors Marília Fernandes Erickson & Alan de Araújo Roque from Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Norte (UFRN).
https://fieldguides.fieldmuseum.org/guides/guide/1262

A festa vai começar em 1 hora! Até breve!
12/12/2020

A festa vai começar em 1 hora! Até breve!

Pessoal, ultrapassamos a marca dos 200 inscritos! Obrigada á todos que aceitaram o nosso convite. Até breve!
12/12/2020

Pessoal, ultrapassamos a marca dos 200 inscritos! Obrigada á todos que aceitaram o nosso convite. Até breve!

Margarida Fiuza de Melo é uma das grandes damas da Botânica brasileira e a maior incentivadora e promotora dos guias de ...
12/12/2020

Margarida Fiuza de Melo é uma das grandes damas da Botânica brasileira e a maior incentivadora e promotora dos guias de campo no Brasil. Hoje e para sempre ela recebe o título de Madrinha dos Guias de Campo brasileiros!

Did you know that we have others tools, besides the field guides, to assist researchers with plant identification? Go ch...
12/12/2020

Did you know that we have others tools, besides the field guides, to assist researchers with plant identification? Go check out our Rapid Reference Collection, an expedited virtual herbarium for the tropics.

https://plantidtools.fieldmuseum.org/en/rrc/5305

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12/11/2020

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Os fungos estarão representados por esse super parceiro nosso! Quer saber como produzir um guia com uma turma inteira de...
12/11/2020

Os fungos estarão representados por esse super parceiro nosso! Quer saber como produzir um guia com uma turma inteira de graduação?! Pergunta para o @markosbio!
https://forms.gle/NcvSEiJWP3mtZqe79

Colombia y sus encantos!As announced five days ago, here is one more field guide of Colombia's orchids for your collecti...
12/11/2020

Colombia y sus encantos!
As announced five days ago, here is one more field guide of Colombia's orchids for your collection. Another successful collaboration between the Field Guides team and Enmanuel D. Gallego and Lizeth Rodríguez-Martínez.
https://fieldguides.fieldmuseum.org/pt-br/guias/guia/1293

Alguém disse que queria ganhar guias? Sim!Então, venham participar de um sorteio para os inscritos no evento, no nosso I...
12/10/2020

Alguém disse que queria ganhar guias? Sim!
Então, venham participar de um sorteio para os inscritos no evento, no nosso Instagram!!!
#fieldguidesfieldmuseum #brazilguides300 #brazil

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