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Documenting invertebrates around the Museum

We created a project on iNaturalist to document the invertebrates around the Museum.

Every time you walk to the entrance of the Museum, keep an eye on the insects and other creatures roaming around the building. Take a picture of the specimen and upload it to iNaturalist indicating the location where you observed it. Help us document the species that can be found here!

Header of the iNaturalist project


At the north entrance of the Museum you will encounter the MoTTU Arroyo, a representation of arroyo landscapes of West Texas, including a rocky substrate and native plants of the region to resemble the short grass prairie ecosystem, typical of the Southern Plains.

The MoTTU Arroyo is a sustainable landscape oasis that relies exclusively on rainwater and benefits local flora and fauna.

Learn more about the project in this video:

Natural Science Research Laboratory