Archive for: April, 2008

Chambers Street Subway Art 13

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Chambers Street Subway Art #13
as seen at NYC's Chambers Street stop for the A and C trains.
Image: GrrlScientist 2008 [larger view].

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Meet One of My Parrots 3

Apr 30 2008 Published by under My Pictures

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I took this picture yesterday morning to share with you;


Orpheus.
Male Hawk-headed (red fan) parrot, Deroptyus a. accipitrinus, April 2008.
Image: GrrlScientist 2008 [larger view].

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Yellow-Throated Laughing Thrush

Apr 30 2008 Published by under Image of the Day

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This is the third in a series of passerine images by this photographer.


Yellow-Throated Laughing Thrush, Garrulax galbanus.
Image: John Del Rio. [larger view].

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Subway Art Appreciated by National Geographic Traveler

Apr 30 2008 Published by under Uncategorized

Wow, you guys! I learned that the National Geographic Traveler blog has picked up on my subway art series. The author wrote an amusing little story and included lots of links to the AMNH subway art series of photographs, which you helped with by helping me ID some of the animal species.

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Syncrude Tries to 'Duck' Disaster

Apr 30 2008 Published by under Environment

Approximately 500 migratory ducks are dead or dying in Alberta Canada because an oilsands company did not prevent them from landing on a manmade lake filled with toxic sludge. The offending company, Syncrude Canada Ltd., neglected to use propane-fueled noise-making cannons to scare the ducks away from the toxic ponds, as required by law. Further, they claim that ice surrounding the lake is preventing rescue efforts.

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Bag of Bones

Apr 30 2008 Published by under Uncategorized

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April is National Poetry Month, and I posted one poem per day every day this month for you to enjoy. You have sent me so many poems and suggestions that I plan to use all of them in the coming weeks; I will post one poem per week, on Wednesdays at noon, for as long as you send suggestions for me to share with my readers.
Today's poem, the last one to appear here during National Poetry Month, is one that I heard the poet read in person when I visited Kansas State University. The poet, a native Iraqi, fled from her home in Baghdad to the United States after being placed on Saddam Hussein's enemies list. I found the poet's works, most of which focus on war, to be profoundly moving. I hope you appreciate her words and experiences as much as I do. I have more poems of hers, at elast one of which, that I plan to share in the future.

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Help Save The Earth: Use Energy-Saving Light Bulbs

Apr 30 2008 Published by under Streaming videos

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Do you want to save the earth while reducing your bills? Use energy-saving light bulbs! [0:49].

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Chambers Street Subway Art 12

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Chambers Street Subway Art #12
as seen at NYC's Chambers Street stop for the A and C trains.
Image: GrrlScientist 2008 [larger view].

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Meet One of My Parrots 2

Apr 29 2008 Published by under My Pictures

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I took this picture this morning to share with you;


Elektra.
Female Solomon Islands Eclectus parrot, Eclectus roratus solomonensis, April 2008.
Image: GrrlScientist 2008 [larger view].

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Melba Waxbill

Apr 29 2008 Published by under Image of the Day

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This is the second image in a series of passerine images by this photographer.


Melba Finch, Pytilia melba, also known as the Melba Waxbill or the Green-winged Pytilia.
Image: John Del Rio. [larger view].

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