Naturhistorisches Museum Nürnberg

Ecology



The Ecology Department takes up various topics from biology. For historical reasons this area is currently not as large as it would be in a nature study museum. The relevant departments are involved more in lectures and excursions.

Mushrooms:

Many people are not familiar with the insidious, fatal, toxic Cortinarius (Schleierling), which is found growing in our forests more and more often. In the museum it is shown as a model and we provide an overview of Polypores (Baumpilze) inhabiting trees, such as the tinder fungus. For collectors or those who want to become collectors, we recommend one of our mushroom field trips or fresh mushroom exhibitions.

Department of society:
Mycology
Pilz


Botany:

Relicts of Ice Age and post-Ice Age vegetation can be found in Central Franconia. The rock walls of the Franconian Jura are colonized with alpine species. Plant species common in the Eastern European-Asian steppe and the Mediterranean grow on the Gipshügeln nature reserve near Bad Windsheim.
The pressed plants exhibited in the museum come in large part from the over 100-year-old herbarium of August Friedrich Schwarz.

Department of society:
Botany

Botanik


Entomology:

Examples from the fascinating diversity of the insect world will amaze you. For instance, a hornet nest created in a lightweight construction from a papery mass with heat insulation and ventilation shafts or a butterfly that imitates hornets.


Department of society:
Entomology

Entomologie


Mammalogy:

They are in a class of their own - mammals
Only one class, but over 5,400 various members: So many different species of mammals populate the earth today. You can keep track of them more easily at the museum.
Specimens and skulls of exotic and indigenous mammals stand next to each other for comparison and display astounding similarities and differences.

Department of society:
Mammalogy

Mammalogie

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