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Patagonia Beetle Biodiversity

Raised toward our $2,750 Goal
53 Donors
Project has ended
Project ended on October 31, at 11:59 PM PDT
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We made it! 118%

October 30, 2016
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We are at 82%! thanks so much

October 28, 2016

Thank you for your kind and generous gift to our crowdfunding project Patagonia beetle biodiversity. 


There are only 3 days left to reach our goal and we are at 82%. We are excited to train students and explore Patagonia’s biodiversity. But most importantly, the data and specimens that we acquire will be house in several biological collections for generations to come. Thank you for being part of this crucial research.


With our campaign ending on October 31 – please help us spread the word by sharing our page at We only need just a few more donors to reach our goal and every bit will help. Thanks again.


Elizabeth, Javier, Kim, Max, Kezia

We are at 64% of our goal!! Beetle collected by Charles Darwin!!

October 21, 2016

Thanks to all the donors that are making it possible to reach our goal and explore Patagonia! Here a beetle collected in southern Chile by Charles Darwin, deposited at the Essig Museum!

Gracias a todos los donantes que nos ayudan a cumplir nuestro objetivo en explorar la desconocida microfauna de Patagonia. Aqui un coleoptero colectado por Charles Darwin y depositado en el Essig Museum!

Patagonia team


Beetle in the forests

October 18, 2016

Hello, we are less than 13 days from our deadline, and we have 52%. We are so thankful for all of the support that we have received so far. With your help, we will reach our goal and be one step closer to helping Patagonia.

Could you please spread the word so we can make it, and explore Patagonia? Click the share button at

And meanwhile, please enjoy this video I took in a rainy day in the forest floor  of Southern Chile

Thanks so much for your generous support and for helping us spread the word.

Elizabeth, Kezia, Kim, Tashia, Max, Darko, Edward and Javier

Beautiful beetle Ceroglossus

October 12, 2016

This carabid beetle lives under the rocks, is a predator and has beautiful attractive colors.


We so farar at 36% funded and 19 days left.  PLEASE HELP to spread the word, so we can keep the second phase in April 2017

Stag Beetle

October 06, 2016
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Our way
of Thanking You


Public Thank You!

We will list your name and publicly thank you on the Essig Newsletter and on the wall of our Crowdfunding page! Your support is much appreciated.

14 of Unlimited Claimed
Estimated Delivery: September 2016


Post Card Thank You

A crafted color postal card made at the Essig museum of Entomology featuring a beetle or a landscape from Patagonia - YOU CHOOSE!

19 of Unlimited Claimed
Estimated Delivery: September 2016


La Pena Restaurant Invite

We will get together in November (date and time will be announced) at the La Pena Restaurant in Berkeley for a short movie and insect presentations. We'll share tips on how to get to Chile and best Southern Chilean landscapes.

5 of 20 Claimed
Estimated Delivery: November 2016


Meet the Team!

Join our team for a meeting at the Essig Museum of Entomology to learn about Patagonia, its history and its biodiversity.

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Estimated Delivery: November 2016


Essig Museum Tour Invitation

The team will receive a small group of people and show Chilean insects and spiders and books. They will give a short tour to the museum and explain the value of biodiversity. The Essig Museum is only open to the public during Cal Day, so this is a truly unique and exclusive opportunity!

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Estimated Delivery: October 2016


Private Essig Museum tour

We will show the insect collection and the Chilean beetles that we have collected.

0 of 3 Claimed
Estimated Delivery: March 2017
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