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Macoun's Shining Moss

Macoun's Shining Moss: a lucky find. The only two instances in which this species, Neomacounia nitida, was collected were in 1862 and 1864 in Belleville by the renowned naturalist and botanist, John Macoun.

Statement from Canadian Museum of Nature on emergency financial support

Funding is received from the Government of Canada in response to the museum's closure due to COVID-19.

Update: COVID-19 Closure and Plans for Reopening

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the museum is temporarily closed. We look forward to welcoming you back in a way that provides both safe access to the museum as well as a healthy experience for visitors and staff. Learn more about our reopening plans.