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We're going back in time.

Big questions.
Discover Life and our partners are studying the impacts of climate change, land-use, and other factors on the natural world. To understand the present and predict the future, we're documenting the past.

Timemachine into the past.
The world's natural history museums contain billions of plants, insects, and other specimens collected over 200 years. Collectively, these are a precious window into the history and ecology of life on earth that we're opening to everyone.

We need your help.
We can only process millions of specimens and get enough information with public participation. Please help us capture data, such as from this New York Botanical Garden image.

Click 'Get going.' to explore the museum world and journey into the past. Enjoy!

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Updated: 2014-02-20

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