Manhattan, Kansas

Living the Scientific Life (Scientist, Interrupted)

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I’m Baaaaack!

After a lengthy delay in Detroit due to high winds in NYC, I finally made it back to the city in the same number of pieces I was in when I departed. The bad news is that I left Manhattan, Kansas, and my new friends-for-life, Dave and Elizabeth. The good news is my birds missed…

A Real Kansas Treat

tags: kitsch, tacky midwestern shit, ball of twine The World’s Largest Ball of Twine in Cawker City, Kansas. Image: GrrlScientist, 2008. [larger size].

Crane Sunset

tags: Sandhill cranes, Grus canadensis, birds, Platte River, image of the day Dave, Elizabeth and I were in Nebraska yesterday, watching migrating Sandhill cranes, Grus canadensis, over the Platte River in the evening. This is one of the images that Dave took of the sunset that we saw while we were there. (I also have…

American Bison Bull

tags: American bison, Bos bison, mammals, animals, photography, image of the day American bison bull. Image: Dave Rintoul, KSU [wallpaper size].

Sioux Stew

tags: Sioux stew, recipes, food, Manhattan, Kansas, bison meat For those of you who might be worried that I am not eating properly, I just thought I’d show you an example of the home-made cuisine I get to eat every day; Sioux Stew (made with ground bison meat), without any garnish (I added dried blueberries…

Portrait of an American Bison

tags: American bison, Bos bison, Konza Prairie, Manhattan, Kansas, nature, Image of the Day Portrait of an adult female bison, Bos bison, on the Konza Prairie, near Manhattan Kansas. March 2008. Image: GrrlScientist 2008. [larger view].

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].

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].