a blind eye

November 19, 2010

I’m a member of The Wildlife Society, and I read their blog, Making Tracks, which has a lot of great posts of interest to an urban ecologist. In particular, I like the posts of Michael Hutchins, the executive director of the organization. He is an unapologetic straight-shooter,  especially on invasive species issues. He frequently writes […]

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Hello world — again!

November 13, 2010

After a hiatus of nearly a year, I am finally moving Bootstrap Analysis to a new web host, and will eventually begin posting here again, although not as regularly as before. Initially, there will be some broken links and missing images until I clean up the database. The wonky spacing might remain forever, I don’t […]

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the year in birds: 2009

January 2, 2010

This has turned into a tradition. Here are links to 2005, 2006, 2007, and 2008. New life birds: 37. Most were from my trip to Nicaragua in March. The last one was either Banded Wren or Long-tailed Manakin. The latter…

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100 hungry mouths to feed

August 15, 2009

A couple years ago I lamented that I didn’t see sillkmoths much anymore.That was the year our friend Dr. Steve gave us a couple of Polyphemus (Anthera polyphemus) cocoons, so we got to see (and release) the adults that emerged….

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this turd has legs

July 7, 2009

I haven’t spent much time in the field this summer. The last 6 or 7 years, I’ve had summer field work tied to grants; this year, my grants involve sitting in front of the computer. But over the holiday weekend…

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the strange allure of tussi

June 20, 2009

My husband is a bigger Flickr user than I am and has a lot of contacts. Looking over his shoulder, I’d often see him browsing photos of the same engaging tuxedo cat. Every day there would be a new batch….

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things we’ve discovered about juniper

March 13, 2009

Her fur has a kind of odd texture. Soft, but like a cheap stuffed animal. She hisses at Sophie, but it is often preceded by a pig-like grunt. Normally, she’s very quiet, but her regular voice sounds like a Tribble….

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son of google searches

March 2, 2009

After four years of blogging, I tend not to look at my stats quite as much as I used to. After taking a look at some recent search strings that landed people here, I can see why. Laura Erickson massage…

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the year in birds: 2008

January 1, 2009

Most notable for me birding-wise in 2008 was my inadvertent big year in my home city. I had 169 species, blowing away any previous year’s total. I got my last city bird New Year’s Eve day, an American Black Duck…

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welcome to our family

December 26, 2008

After losing Kady, my husband and I knew we wanted to get another cat. We thought it would take some time to find an adult cat with just the right personality to go along with Sophie. Our local shelter is…

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