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Image of students collecting fossils in the fieldEver wondered what it's like to spend a summer catching insects, observing foxes, or digging up fossils?  How do paleontologists and archaeologists know where to dig?  How many species of grasshoppers live in Colorado? What was Colorado like 34 million years ago? How is climate change affecting Colorado's plants and animals?

The University of Colorado Museum of Natural History's scientists study these questions and many others.  The Museum's Field Blog will take you out in the field and then back to the lab with scientists, students, and volunteers to see science in action.  Summer is the busiest time for fieldwork, but our researchers will be collecting hundreds of specimens to study in the lab.  We hope you'll join us as we uncover and explore new evidence about our world.

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