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Monthly Archives: June 2017

Cataloguing Bird Skins

Post by Karen Sereda, Collections Registration Associate (Natural History) Where do all the dead animals come from? This is a common question we get at the Museum. People sometimes think that Museum staff regularly go out and kill birds and other animals for displays. This is not the case. Birds for example, sometimes accidentally fly into windows and die. We call these “window strikes”. If someone noticed at the time,…

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Winnipeg, MB (June 27, 2016): The Manitoba Museum invites children to wear red and white in celebration of Canada’s 150th anniversary to receive free admission to the Legacies of Confederation: A New Look at Manitoba History exhibit (includes free entry to Museum Galleries). This Canada 150 exhibit offers a fascinating look at the impacts of confederation on Manitoba. Visitors can also enjoy the premiere of the Planetarium show Chasing the…

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Manitoba Museum First Museum in Canada to Receive Imagine Canada Accreditation

Winnipeg, MB (June 23, 2017): At its Annual General Meeting last night, the Manitoba Museum announced that it has achieved prestigious accreditation from the Imagine Canada’s Standards Program – the first museum in Canada to do so. This announcement was complimented by the report that 2016-17 marks the 25th consecutive balanced budget for the Museum. It was a remarkable year and the Museum maintained its financial health thanks to sound…

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Spring has sprung

Once again I am studying pollinators at the Nature Conservancy’s Yellow Quill Prairie Preserve (http://www.natureconservancy.ca/en/where-we-work/manitoba/featured-projects/yellow_quill_prairie.html) just south of Canadian Forces Base Shilo. Last year I made the mistake of starting my field surveys too late and missed the blooming of a number of early flowering plants like prairie crocus (Anemone patens), three-flowered avens (Geum triflorum) and chickweed (Cerastium arvense). This year I did my first survey on May 11, which…

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