Living the Scientific Life (Scientist, Interrupted)

Archives for April, 2008

Chambers Street Subway Art 13

tags: chambers street subway art, subway art, NYC through my eye, photography, NYC Chambers Street Subway Art #13 as seen at NYC’s Chambers Street stop for the A and C trains. Image: GrrlScientist 2008 [larger view].

Meet One of My Parrots 3

tags: red fan parrot, hawk-headed parrot, Deroptyus accipitrinus accipitrinus, parrots, birds, photograph I took this picture yesterday morning to share with you; Orpheus. Male Hawk-headed (red fan) parrot, Deroptyus a. accipitrinus, April 2008. Image: GrrlScientist 2008 [larger view].

Yellow-Throated Laughing Thrush

tags: Yellow-Throated Laughing Thrush, Garrulax galbanus, birds, Image of the Day This is the third in a series of passerine images by this photographer. Yellow-Throated Laughing Thrush, Garrulax galbanus. Image: John Del Rio. [larger view].

Wow, you guys! I learned that the National Geographic Traveler blog has picked up on my subway art series. The author wrote an amusing little story and included lots of links to the AMNH subway art series of photographs, which you helped with by helping me ID some of the animal species.

Approximately 500 migratory ducks are dead or dying in Alberta Canada because an oilsands company did not prevent them from landing on a manmade lake filled with toxic sludge. The offending company, Syncrude Canada Ltd., neglected to use propane-fueled noise-making cannons to scare the ducks away from the toxic ponds, as required by law. Further,…

Bag of Bones

tags: Bag of Bones, Dunya Mikhail, poetry, National Poetry Month April is National Poetry Month, and I posted one poem per day every day this month for you to enjoy. You have sent me so many poems and suggestions that I plan to use all of them in the coming weeks; I will post one…

tags: global warming, humor, behavior, streaming video Do you want to save the earth while reducing your bills? Use energy-saving light bulbs! [0:49].

Chambers Street Subway Art 12

tags: chambers street subway art, subway art, NYC through my eye, photography, NYC Chambers Street Subway Art #12 as seen at NYC’s Chambers Street stop for the A and C trains. Image: GrrlScientist 2008 [larger view].

Meet One of My Parrots 2

tags: eclectus, Solomon Islands Eclectus parrot, Eclectus roratus solomonensis, parrots, birds, photograph I took this picture this morning to share with you; Elektra. Female Solomon Islands Eclectus parrot, Eclectus roratus solomonensis, April 2008. Image: GrrlScientist 2008 [larger view].

Melba Waxbill

tags: Melba Waxbill, Pytilia melba, birds, Image of the Day This is the second image in a series of passerine images by this photographer. Melba Finch, Pytilia melba, also known as the Melba Waxbill or the Green-winged Pytilia. Image: John Del Rio. [larger view].