Monday, 4 May 2015

Some notes from nature

In May 2014, NUIG beat DCU, UCC, Dundalk IT and TCD to become the first Intervarsity BioBlitz* champions. One year on, Special Collections celebrate the wonders and oddities of the natural world in a natural sciences spotlight exhibition.
If you would like to view the spotlight exhibition, or to consult material in this vein, please contact the staff of the Special Collections Reading Room in the Hardiman Research Building at specialcollections@nuigalway.ie.
The spotlight exhibition can also be viewed on the digital display wall in the Hardiman Foyer during the month of May.

* Bioblitz = a 24-hour biological survey by scientists and recorders to see how many species are present in an area.
A dried specimen of the rare wood millet grass (Milium effusum) alongside the more common matgrass (Nardus stricta), ex.: Concise notices of British grasses / David Moore (1808-1879) (Dublin : James McGlashan, 1850).

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