a quick jaunt to Panama

December 2, 2010

Kingfisher and I have been to Panama twice before. I had a project I wanted to finish researching down there, so the long Thanksgiving weekend was a good opportunity for a short visit. Home base was Canopy Tower, in the Soberanía National Park near Gamboa, where we’ve stayed before. I can’t say enough great things […]

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how to move from Typepad to WordPress

November 23, 2010

It’s a really long story, but you can find it in the tab at the top of the page, “Escape from Typepad.”

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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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damn statistics and sloppy journalism

December 25, 2009

As a former journalism major and current writer, the decline of journalism these days is very distressing to me. I could go on about this, but will cut to an item from one of the few papers that I still…

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the lunas

August 27, 2009

We left off with dozens of silkmoth caterpillars snug in their cocoons. For the most part, I expected these to overwinter. I’m at 42 degrees N latitude, and, for instance, the Luna eggs were laid on on 30 May, the…

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me and my kindle

August 19, 2009

Long review and impressions of my Kindle 2.

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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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