News from Our Scientists is a rotating exhibit featuring the work of the Museum's scientists.
Currently on display is Undercover Shrews. It features the work of NHMU vertebrate zoologists Shannen Robson and Eric Rickart, who have revealed that habitat ranges for the dwarf shrew (Sorex nanus) and the Inyo shrew (Sorex tenellus) are much larger than once identified.
Shrews are tiny, mysterious mammals, so small that they often fail to set off conventional mammal traps. This led scientists to believe they were rare. However, using new techniques, NHMU scientists are learning more about these stealthy shrews.
Learn more about their efforts at the News From Our Scientists exhibit at NHMU.