Jurica-Suchy Nature Museum at Benedictine University Egg Specimens (Arctos)

Project name: Global Biodiversity Information Facility datasets

Dataset summary : The Jurica-Suchy Nature Museum is a small natural history museum located on the second floor of the Michael and Kay Birck Hall of Science at Benedictine University. The museum represents the work of Fr. Hilary Jurica, O.S.B. and his brother, Fr. Edmund Jurica, O.S.B. who collected specimens for their students to use during their almost 100 combined years of teaching at Benedictine University. In the early 1970's, the Museum was placed in the hands of Fr. Theodore Suchy, O.S.B. who turned their collection of specimens into a thriving nature museum. Fr. Ted continued collecting and the collection grew to over 10,000 specimens, ranging from a tiny aphid to a whale skeleton. The Oological collection was started by Fathers Hilary and Edmund Jurica, O.S.B. The purpose of the collection is to help visualize and identify the changes in bird eggs over time.