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HARVARD’S 2ND EVER FUNGUS FAIR

Saturday, October 25
10:00 am–1:00 pm
Explore the wondrous world of fungi! Join Harvard students for a closer look at the mushrooms, yeasts, and molds found in gardens, forests, labs—and even in our own refrigerators. Learn about the use of fungi in common foods such as bread and cheese. This is an opportunity to investigate museum collections and participate in hands-on activities and taste tests led by Harvard students.

 
REMEMBERING NORTH AMERICA’S EXTINCT BIRDS: The Lost Bird Project

Saturday, October 25, 2:00 pm
Come for a screening and discussion of The Lost Bird Project, a film that honors five extinct North American birds: the Labrador Duck, the Great Auk, the Heath Hen, the Carolina Parakeet, and the Passenger Pigeon. Directed by Deborah Dickson, the film follows sculptor Todd McGrain as he sets out to create large bronze memorials to these lost birds and to install them in the locations where they were last seen in the wild.

 
BIRDS OF THE WORLD

Now on view
Boasting over 10,000 species, birds are the most diverse land vertebrates on the planet. In celebration of these beaked and feathered marvels, the museum will open the new Birds of the World gallery. On the balcony encircling the Great Mammal Hall, this bright, newly remodeled gallery features many hundreds of stunning specimens, representing over 200 different bird families. New exhibit displays reveal the very latest in scientific discoveries about the evolution of these modern dinosaurs.