Living the Scientific Life (Scientist, Interrupted)

Archives for March, 2008

tags: blog carnivals, Just Write blog carnival The 21st March edition of the Just Write blog carnival is now available for you to enjoy. They link to a piece that I wrote, so of course, I am a happy camper.

tags: blog carnivals, Bad Kitty Cat Festival of Chaos The 37th edition of the Bad Kitty Cat Festival of Chaos is now available for you to enjoy. And, of course, they featured something I sent in, too!

AMNH Subway Art #82

tags: Orthoptera, photography, subway art, AMNH, NYC, NYCLife A locust/grasshopper species (but which one?) as portrayed in tiles on the walls of the West 77th street entrance to the NYC subway stop (A-B-C) at 81st and Central Park West. (ISO, no zoom, no flash). Image: GrrlScientist 2008. [wallpaper size].

Portrait of a male Greater Prairie-Chicken, Tympanuchus cupido. Image: Dave Rintoul, KSU. 2007. This morning, I had the great privilege to watch male Greater Prairie-chickens, Tympanuchus cupido pinnatus, perform on a lek site located on the Konza Prairie in Kansas, along with Dave Rintoul’s ornithology class. Not only was this the first time I’d seen…

Stone

tags: stone, Konza Prairie, Manhattan, Kansas, nature, Image of the Day Stone surrounded by mostly native vegetation with natural spring water flowing over it on the Konza Prairie, near Manhattan Kansas. March 2008. Image: GrrlScientist 2008. [larger view].

A Dog Plays with Himself

tags: playing fetch, cute dog, pets, streaming video This is the funniest video of a cute dog that plays fetch all by himself! You’ve got to see how he does it! [2:09].

AMNH Subway Art #81

tags: aves, photography, subway art, AMNH, NYC, NYCLife A hummingbird species as portrayed in tiles on the walls of the West 77th street entrance to the NYC subway stop (A-B-C) at 81st and Central Park West. (ISO, no zoom, no flash). Image: GrrlScientist 2008. [wallpaper size].

Manhattan, A Photoessay

tags: photoessay, Konza Prairie, Manhattan, Kansas, nature I know you all are wondering what happened to me since I have been so quiet today, and the truth is that I am doing all sorts of amazingly fun things as long as possible until my broken wing makes me exhausted from ignoring the pain. At the…

Locust Tree

tags: tree, Konza Prairie, Manhattan, Kansas, nature, Image of the Day Trunk from what is probably a Black Locust, Robinia pseudoacacia, colonized by a community of crustose lichens [study] on the Konza Prairie, near Manhattan Kansas. March 2008. Image: GrrlScientist 2008. [larger view].

Liger, Liger, Burning Bright ..

tags: liger, hybrid big cat, streaming video This streaming video shows the liger — a hybrid between a male lion and a female tiger. This animal grows to be much larger than either parent. Interestingly, the tigon — a hybrid between a male tiger and female lion is usually smaller than either parent. [2:00].