Night at the Museum preparations start during the day
By Matabaro Ziganira
Our annual Night at the Museum Winter Edition was no exception this year when it comes to success. This event was packed with loads of fun-filled activities including displays from most departments of the KZN Museum showcasing the beging the scenes. For the first time in a while, the department of natural science was challenged with the idea of displaying live invertebrate specimens towards providing the public with a real field collection experience. This was challenging because finding invertebrates in winter is challenging due to the cold weather, but as a team we succeeded! Invertebrate population is low in winter and starts rising in springtime, reaching a peak in summer due to warm weather; and a decline follows in autumn. Looking at the fascination and the positive feedback we received during the event, it was worthwhile collecting in the cold for such an impactful event.