Posts treating: "home"
Thursday, 29 January 2015
If you are thinking of brining a new canine friend home, one the questions that may be on your mind is: what is the right size and breed? To a great extent, a dog’s personality, behavior, and dietary and exercise requirements may be determined by its breed and size. Those who love the idea of
The Museum of Northern Arizona will offer three different courses this winter/spring related to the natural history of the Colorado Plateau. This is an excellent opportunity for those who live within the Flagstaff area to expand their knowledge of this beautiful landscape. The price of each course is a fantastic deal as well. The courses will be taught by experienced and passionate instructors who have many years of formal training and educational experience on the Plateau. General information [...]
Views of the Mahantango [2015-01-22 09:01:00]
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(24 visits) Ordovician; CA,US
Sometimes you make good finds not in the field but at home when you are sorting through your finds. The fossil below is such an example.When I picked it up I probably thought it was an inarticulate brachiopod but as I cleaned it up and looked more closely it seems to me that it might be something different. When you look at it in profile the very tip of the shell appears to point backwards rather than straight up. If this were an inarticulate brachiopod I would expect the tip to be straight or [...]
I made it back to Phoenix, Arizona last week according to schedule. It was a long journey, taking about 25 hours total. When I got home, I came down with a cold! (This is funny, since I was going from a cold place to a much warmer place. Night-time temperatures in Phoenix are warmer than day-time temperatures at Rothera!)Now that I'm back home and have fast internet, I want to share some video clips with you that I wasn't able to upload from Rothera Station.First, some wildlife! There were a [...]
Happy New Year everyone!! The Whirlpool of Life has taken a lengthy hiatus as I finished my most recent book, "How to Raise a Wild Child: The Art and Science of Falling in Love with Nature." Oh, and I have a day job to contend with too at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science. However, the book is now completed and scheduled for release on March 24th. Here's the Amazon page, in case you're interested. So I thought it'd be appropriate to feature a parallel countdown of nature [...]
It's my home, and I've been known to denigrate it for it's pollution, dust, and visual desolation (hundreds of miles of monotonous agricultural fields). Only 5% of the original landscape of California's Great Valley remains. But there are times when my travels take me to places where I can travel back in time, and the natural beauty of the valley shines through. This week it was a return
Mt. Shasta and Shastina from the north
I hope that your holiday travels were safe and happy. I had a fine time visiting family across the Pacific Northwest, from Seattle to central Oregon, Northern California and home again. I had been looking forward to seeing a bevy of Cascades volcanoes, including Mt. Rainier, Mt. St. Helens, Mt. Hood, the Three Sisters, Mt. McLoughlin and the others.
It starts with little cascades like this...
That grow into brooks like this, repeated thousands of times over...
Which leads to this...
Our Christmas travels took us into the northwest of California and into Oregon, and as luck would have it, we drove right into a continuation of the storms that have been pounding the west coast this month. At home, we've already received
Do you still have gifts to buy? Don’t want to leave the comfort of your home or office? Are you dreading the very thought of stepping into a store? Want to give the gift of knowledge and...
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They say home is where your heart is. That’s why HMNS is home to Lane the Triceratops, Nesh Kahns the mummy, a few bamboo sharks and, most certainly, our amazingly devoted patrons. This Giving Tuesday, consider making our Museum your home. We would … Continue reading
Here are a few pictures from a three-day cruise in the Galapagos Islands. This was my 7th or 8th time there. I just love the desert landscapes and wildlife.Tall opuntia cactus on Santa Fe Island. Many of the islands have variations of this species of Opuntia echios.Opuntia echios (var.) Found on Santa Fe Island.Many of the islands also have endemic iguanas (Conolophus subcristatus). You cna read more about them here.I think these are the most interesting of the many animals to be seen in [...]
The Arizona Geological Society reports that "Long-time AGS member P. K. (Rana) Medhi [photo credit, AGS] passed away Nov. 7, 2014 at his home in Casa Grande. Medhi, former chairman of the Board of Governors of the Arizona Dept. of Mines and Mineral Resources, former adjunct professor of geology at Central Arizona College, and former Governor of the Mining Foundation of the Southwest retired
For those of you following along at home, there’s been a big kerfuffle on the internet about #ThatShirt (or #ShirtGate, #ShirtStorm). Lots of really smart folks have posted great commentary on the situation, and so I’m not going to do that here. What I will say, is that I understand
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Views of the Mahantango [2014-11-10 21:06:00]
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(31 visits) Carboniferous; US,
I've been very busy these last few weeks going collecting and that has caused me to be a little backed up on the blog. Once the weather turns cold I will have more time to focus on writing entries. In the meantime, posts may be a little more sporadic and focused on what I'm finding in the field. Today is just such a post and I'm showing off some Lepidodendron bark impressions that I found this past weekend near Gilberton, PA. They were collected from some old coal mine tailings piles. The coal [...]
Bonjour from Paris! This week: a new post looking at some cool specimens I'm looking at while researching at the world famous Museum national d'Historie Naturelle! Home of Lamark and many other natural history legends!
Today...two neat specimens with some interesting commentary and history, respectively...
First, a rarely encountered species & some taxonomic commentary...
Actually, there is nothing to report. I stayed home this weekend, nursing my cold. The rest of the week looks beautiful, and I'll go to the cottage with the dog again. No earthquakes whatsoever. If we want to extrapolate that observation, then earthquakes are history.
By Guest Blogger Mike Vance, Houston Arts and Media To picture the home front during World War II is to summon memories of drives for war bonds and scrap metal and rationing of sugar, meat and shoes. To be sure, … Continue reading
Some field folks are paranoid about bedbugs - only sleeping on top of the sheets, bringing their own sheets, taking special precautions to keep all luggage away from anything potentially infested, etc.
I am not.
I've only stayed in one room which may have had bedbugs: I got a line of several bites overnight. But I never brought anything home.
I'd estimate that I've spent 1/4 of my career
One of our geologists here at the Utah Geological Survey, Adam McKean, talks about the geological makeup of the hill in North Salt Lake that makes it prone to sliding. fox13now.com Years before one home crumbled in North Salt Lake, the developer behind the project was given the approval by the city to build it.