A Specimen’s Story


  Meet NCSM 83185 (formerly CA 3847), an adult male Pine Barrens treefrog (Hyla andersonii). NCSM 83185 was originally catalogued as CA 3847 (in the Charleston Museum collection, the prefix CA stood for “Charleston Amphibians”). It is a very nicely preserved specimen, and has held up well over the years. The Pine Barrens treefrog is… Read More

New Life for Historic Specimens


This post was written by Lindsay Roupe and Heather Leslie.  They work as project managers in the ichthyology and herpetology units, respectively.  Thank you Lindsay and Heather! The North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences (NCSM) is a well-respected repository for natural history collections utilized by researchers and educators around the world. Here at the NCSM Research… Read More