February 02, 2023


"Naturalists were the original biologists, and hunters and trappers were the original naturalists. No one knew more about a species -- the wheres, whens, and whys of its movements through the land and the seasons, its relationships with prey and rivals and mates -- than a person whose likelihood depended on that knowledge."
--Mary Roach, in Fuzz: When Nature Breaks the Law, 2021

A book about wildlife policy -- interesting and entertaining

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November 05, 2022

June 06, 2021

2021 TTL Nature photography prizes

These photos are so good, I feel like I should put my camera away out of respect.

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February 20, 2021

February 18, 2021

September 25, 2020

July 24, 2020

paintings made by animals: you can have one!

The Albuquerque zoo is raising funds for supplies by selling animal paintings. Here's the gallery/shop:

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June 27, 2020

note to self: come back to these carpet moths

I suspect that several moths in our area were misidentified as of A. neomexicana. Project for a winter day.

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May 05, 2020

April 22, 2020

Earth Day today

Join in -- make your next meal a vegetarian one
And you can participate by doing some citizen science. Help monitor air quality and plastic pollution: https://www.earthday.org/actions/join-earth-challenge-2020/

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