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New Orleans BioBlitz, 18th-Century Edition

Three thousand people explored the Louisiana swamps during BioBlitz last weekend, but an exhibit in town reveals the deep roots of the naturalist tradition in New Orleans.

Flesh-Eating Beetles Explained

Flesh-eating beetles, called dermestids, are nature’s forensic scientists. These creepy crawlies will eat the flesh off carcasses in a process called skeletonization.