Living the Scientific Life (Scientist, Interrupted)

Archives for July, 2008

tags: West 66th street/Lincoln Center Subway Art, Artemis, Acrobats, Divas and Dancers, subway art, NYC through my eye, photography, NYC Artemis, Acrobats, Divas and Dancers. Artist: Nancy Spero, 1999. Installed 2004. West 66th Street/Lincoln Center Subway tile mosaic art #21 as seen at NYC’s Lincoln Center stop at Broadway for the downtown (southbound) 1 train.…

Carnivalia

Here are a few blog carnivals for you to read and enjoy; Carnival of the Elitist Bastards, issue number three. This new blog carnival celebrates excessive arrogance and bare-knuckle commentary, where smart-assed brutes with swords for tongues receive their rightful acknowledgment. All Things Eco blog carnival, issue number ten. This blog carnival focuses on providing…

London Update: One Month Away!

Hey, do you all know what day today is? Today is one month before I will be standing in London England. That’s right, one month from this very moment, after having spent the previous night on a redeye from NYC, I will be hanging around with my NATURE blog colleagues and exploring London pubs with…

tags: identify this bird, shorebird, birds, nature, Image of the Day Mystery shorebird, Avium mysteriosus, at Bolivar Flats, Texas. Image: Joseph Kennedy, 25 August 2008 [larger view]. Nikon D200, Kowa 883 telescope with TSN-PZ camera eyepiece 1/640s f/8.0 at 1000.0mm iso400.

Birds in the News 141

tags: Birds in the News, BirdNews, ornithology, birds, avian, newsletter A Marsh Wren, Cistothorus palustris, gathers cattail material for its nest along the shore of Lost Lake in North Central Washington just 10 miles south of the Canadian Border. Image: Jeff Larsen, Writer/Photographer [larger view]. View more images by this photographer.

tags: twin baby moose, sprinkler, Anchorage Alaska, streaming video Here’s a sweet little video showing twin baby moose playing in a sprinkler in the back yard of a resident of Anchorage, Alaska. Mom also gets in on the fun. June 2008. [3:52]

Here’s another one of those silly online quizzes for you to play with before you get down to work; 122,466 People Created by OnePlusYou

tags: West 66th street/Lincoln Center Subway Art, Artemis, Acrobats, Divas and Dancers, subway art, NYC through my eye, photography, NYC Artemis, Acrobats, Divas and Dancers. Artist: Nancy Spero, 1999. Installed 2004. West 66th Street/Lincoln Center Subway tile mosaic art #20 as seen at NYC’s Lincoln Center stop at Broadway for the downtown (southbound) 1 train.…

Black-Bellied Plover

tags: Black-Bellied Plover, Pluvialis squatarola, birds, nature, Image of the Day Black-Bellied Plover, Pluvialis squatarola, at Bolivar Flats, Texas. This bird is in breeding plumage, more correctly known as “alternate plumage.” Image: Joseph Kennedy, 6 June 2008 [larger view]. Nikon D200, Kowa 883 telescope with TSN-PZ camera eyepiece 1/1600s f/8.0 at 1000.0mm iso400.

Birdbooker Report 24

tags: Birdbooker Report, bird books, natural history books, ecology books “One cannot have too many good bird books” –Ralph Hoffmann, Birds of the Pacific States (1927). Here’s this week’s issue of the Birdbooker Report by Ian “Birdbooker” Paulsen, which lists ecology, environment, natural history and bird books that are (or will soon be) available for…