"Humanity has no better friend on this planet than the ocean."
Interesting article about how robins decide whether or not a foreign object in their nest is an egg. https://www.nytimes.com/2021/01/29/science/robin-eggs-nest.html
When Blogging Becomes a Slog - NYTimes.com A few case studies on blogger burnout. Blogging is demanding if you do it right. If you don't, why bother? The article comments only in passing on community, however. For me, it's one of the most important parts of doing this. I've met many good friends and colleagues … Continue reading I can relate
Original Story: No bugs about it: New website helps users identify Michigan insects. For Dr. Leslie Mertz, the crawlers and flyers of the insect world are a source of fascination... To share her passion for nature's smaller creatures, Mertz, a lecturer in the biology department at Eastern Michigan University, helped launch an interactive website, http://www.knowyourinsects.org, to … Continue reading No bugs about it
"Ibises’ charms are never wasted on children, though, who are generally more familiar with dinosaur books than field guides, and frequently make comments like: “Look, Mommy, a pterodactyl!” Glossy Ibises Are Like 21st-Century Pterodactyls
Healing Butterfly Garden Brings Beauty and Education to Mott | UofMHealthBlogs.org. A nice story about a lovely new addition to the health system campus. Here's more about how it came about: Butterfly garden explodes in color for U-M Health System patients, staff (Detroit Free Press)
Those of you who share my interest in making backyards and other suburban spaces wildlife-friendly will enjoy this photo series from the New York Times, Species Close to Home. Times readers from around the world sent in photos of interesting or unusual animals they saw in their backyards. Some photos are wonderful photography and all … Continue reading Species close to home – photos from nytimes.com