Manhattan, Kansas

Living the Scientific Life (Scientist, Interrupted)

Category archives for Manhattan, Kansas

tags: Eastern Screech-Owl, Otus asio, birds, mystery bird, bird ID quiz [Mystery bird] Eastern Screech-Owl, Otus asio, photographed at the Unitarian/Universalist Fellowship building in Manhattan Kansas, Photographed from the inside with the woods outside to the south. [I will identify this bird for you tomorrow] Image: photographed by Thomas Manney, this image appears here at…

tags: Eastern Screech-Owl, Otus asio, birds, mystery bird, bird ID quiz [Mystery bird] Eastern Screech-Owl, Otus asio, photographed at the Unitarian/Universalist Fellowship building in Manhattan Kansas [I will identify this bird for you tomorrow] Image: photographed by Thomas Manney, this image appears here at the suggestion of Dave Rintoul. Please name at least one field…

tags: tornado, Manhattan Kansas, weather “Hello? Dad? Can I borrow your car?” Image: Dave Rintoul, 12 June 2008 [larger view]. [Includes slideshow] After I returned from Manhattan, Kansas, I thought of it as a wonderful, magical place where I would always be able to return, to see birds and photograph lots of native wildlife, to…

Wild Turkey

tags: Wild Turkey, Meleagris gallopavo, Manhattan, Kansas, birds, Image of the Day Wild Turkey, Meleagris gallopavo, seen at Fancy Creek and Randolph – North end of Tuttle Creek Reservoir in Kansas. Image: Dave Rintoul, KSU. [larger view].

Kentucky Coffee Tree

tags: tree bark, Kentucky Coffee Tree, Manhattan, Kansas, nature, Image of the Day Bark of the Kentucky Coffee Tree, Gymnocladus dioicus. Image: GrrlScientist, 2008. [larger view].

Eastern Cottonwood Tree

tags: tree bark, Eastern Cottonwood, Manhattan, Kansas, nature, Image of the Day Bark of the Eastern Cottonwood, Populus deltoides. Image: GrrlScientist, 2008. [larger view].

Not my plane, but the picture resembles what I saw during most of my round-trip flight (fluffy clouds obscuring Earth). Image: Boeing Photo, Neg #K63322. Last, but not least after I’ve returned from my trip, is a few words about Northwest Airlines. In short, I flew from JFK to Detroit, then changed planes to continue…

Parting is Such Sweet Sorrow

Juliet: ‘Tis almost morning, I would have thee gone — And yet no farther than a wan-ton’s bird, That lets it hop a little from his hand, Like a poor prisoner in his twisted gyves, And with a silken thread plucks it back again, So loving-jealous of his liberty. Romeo: I would I were thy…

My Kansas/Nebraska Bird List

My recent visit to Manhattan Kansas and the Platte River, Nebraska, was the first time I’ve ever set foot into either state, so this is my complete bird list for that region. Life list birds are noted with red font.

tags: migrating sandhill cranes, Grus canadensis, Platte River, birds, birding, bird watching Sign about the Platte River in Nebraska. Image: GrrlScientist, 2008. [wallpaper size]. This past weekend, Dave, Elizabeth and I drove from Manhattan, Kansas to the Platte River in next-door Nebraska to see the migrating sandhill cranes, Grus canadensis. These flocks of migratory cranes…