Overview and Highlights
Museums across Canada protect and preserve collections of plants and insects along with their collection data. These data are used to help scientists determine habitat preferences, and changes in species’ distribution and abundance over time. These specimens are therefore used to determine whether a species is in danger of becoming extinct!
The gallery pages for each species will allow you to see actual Museum research specimens and photographs of the organisms in a natural setting. Go to the Main Gallery to view all species, or use the Advanced Search to filter particular types of species. The highlights of this collection are the endangered species found here: