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By Author: Michael Hugill

15 September: Why Is An Arts Grad Going On A Scientific Survey? (Timor-Leste Expedition)

With the terrestrial trip completed, the Museum is about to embark on the marine stage of its expedition to Timor-Leste.

By: Michael Hugill, Category: Science, Date: 15 Sep 2012

Social Musings: Stories from August

What have we been up to on Facebook and Twitter? Online Producer Michael Hugill cuts out the stats and pastes in the more interesting social media stories (in a picture book format no less).

By: Michael Hugill, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 13 Sep 2012

The Act Of Butterfly Collecting (Timor-Leste Expedition)

Catching butterflies hasn't changed much in a hundred years: you still need a good net, keen eyes and quick reflexes. Entomologist Dr Dave Britton describes one of the amazing catches he made during the Museum's terrestrial expedition to Timor-Leste.

By: Dr David Britton, Michael Hugill, Category: Science, Date: 05 Sep 2012

Death's-Head Hawkmoth (Timor-Leste Expedition)

Somewhat notorious due to their sinister appearance, it's a mystery why death's-head hawkmoths do not occur in Australia. Entomologist Dr Dave Britton discusses the specimens he found during the Museum's terrestrial expedition to Timor-Leste.

By: Dr David Britton, Michael Hugill, Category: Science, Date: 05 Sep 2012

Collecting In The Clouds (Timor-Leste Expedition)

Mountains are always exciting places for zoologists. Entomologist Dr Chris Reid revisits his climb up Mt Tatamailau during the Museum's terrestrial expedition to Timor-Leste.

By: Dr Chris Reid, Michael Hugill, Category: Science, Date: 05 Sep 2012

On And Off The Roads (Timor-Leste Expedition)

While the road conditions in Timor-Leste might be something to try and forget, the friendliness of the people lingers long in the mind. Entomologist Jean Weiner recalls some of the contrasts he noticed during the Museum's terrestrial expedition.

By: Jean Weiner, Michael Hugill, Category: Science, Date: 05 Sep 2012

Exploring The Almost Unknown: Land Snail Fauna (Timor-Leste Expedition)

The humble land snail can be an important environmental indicator. Malacologist Dr Frank Kohler reports on the first ever land snail survey in Timor-Leste, conducted during the Museum's terrestrial expedition.

By: Dr Frank Köhler, Michael Hugill, Category: Science, Date: 05 Sep 2012

The People We Met (Timor-Leste Expedition)

Working with local guides, our scientists were also helped by passers-by, especially curious kids. Entomologist Jacquie Rescei recalls some of her encounters with the people of Timor-Leste during the Museum's terrestrial expedition.

By: Jacquie Recsei, Michael Hugill, Category: Science, Date: 05 Sep 2012

Our First Morning (Timor-Leste Expedition)

Boats in the bay, wrecks in the water and paperwork to process. Entomologist Jacquie Rescei recounts the very beginning of the Museum's terrestrial expedition to Timor-Leste.

By: Jacquie Recsei, Michael Hugill, Category: Science, Date: 05 Sep 2012

A Grasshopper Leaps Out From the Pages of History

When Technical Officer Jacquie Resci asked Research Associate Jean Weiner to relocate the foreign grasshoppers inside the Museum's Entomology Collection, she didn't expect him to find an unusual specimen with a very unusual history. Jacquie explains...

By: Michael Hugill, Category: Science, Date: 22 Aug 2012