CHICAGO (AP) — Curious nature-lovers can have experts check out that fossil found on the bike path or the photo of a rare bird snapped in the woodlands.
The Field Museum has its annual “ID Day” Saturday. A world-renowned scientist will be available to examine clean and dry bones, fossils, rocks, meteorites, shells, feathers, artifacts or photos of wildlife. A specialist will be available to identify and comment on it — for free.
Don’t bring in anything that’s living — or was recently.
Officials say the Field Museum is an active research institution which relies heavily on its collections of 30 million specimens.
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The fourth annual ID Day is from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Last year more than a dozen scientists were available. It was so popular there will be more this year.