August 2005

While we’re talking about swans… My mitten-state neighbor TroutGrrrl over at Science and Sarcasm posted on the Michigan DNR’s request for Trumpeter Swan sightings. She gave a little overview and history of the effort to “reintroduce” Trumpeter Swans to Michigan….

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In a previous post, I wrote about the difficulty in using lethal control of White-tailed Deer because the public finds deer charismatic and engaging. Another problem species that has many fans in the general public, confounding management, is the Mute…

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I’ve mentioned before that my field site is a typical urban forest, loaded with invasive species. The primary woody invaders are buckthorns (Rhamnus catartica and frangula). I’ve wondered why the mono-patches of buckthorn usually had no litter layer beneath them….

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media attention

August 20, 2005

in Me

It was cool to discover that Slate.com linked to my blog in a recent “Today’s Blogs” column, quoting my comments on wildlife on military bases. This prompted an email from an editor at the Los Angeles Times, who said she…

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best birds in panama

August 18, 2005

in Me, Travel

I was multi-tasking while in Central America, but my husband and I managed to get in a good deal of birding every day. I went without any expectations of how many species I would see, and mostly just wanted to…

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catching up

August 17, 2005

in Flotsam and jetsam

I’m back in the saddle, and will be unburdening my mind in the next few days. Here’s just some stuff I would have blogged about or linked to if I’d been home the last couple weeks… The Google bomb of…

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Dispatch from the road… If you’ve spent time in the neotropics in late fall, chances are you may have seen Urania fulgens, a swallowtailed, diurnal migratory moth (often mistaken for a butterfly), sometimes called the Green Page, or Colipato Verde….

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Like most other bloggers, I’m curious where my readers come from. Many come from search engines, via some rather strange search strings. I’ve been collecting them since I started blogging, and was saving them up to post them as a…

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