Archive for: February, 2009

Rautatientorin Metroasema Subway Art, Detail 3

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Metro -- Friday evening, detail 3 (left to right) (Installed: 23 November 2007).
Rautatientorin Metroasema (Central Railway Station) Subway Art, Helsinki, Finland.
Artist: Sanna Karlsson-Sutisnas.
Image: GrrlScientist, 19 February 2009 [larger view].

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Curl

Feb 28 2009 Published by under Helsinki, Finland, Image of the Day, My Pictures

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Curl.
Photographed at Gardenia-Helsinki, the public greenhouse at the
University of Helsinki, Viikki campus, Helsinki, Finland.
Image: GrrlScientist, 25 February 2009 [larger view].

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Mystery Bird: Grasshopper Sparrow, Ammodramus savannarum

Feb 28 2009 Published by under Birding, Mystery Birds, Ornithology

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[Mystery bird] Grasshopper Sparrow, Ammodramus savannarum, photographed in Attwater Prairie Chicken Refuge, Texas. [I will identify this bird for you tomorrow]
Image: Joseph Kennedy, 6 December 2008 [larger view].
Nikon D200, Kowa 883 telescope TSN-PZ camera eyepiece 1/90s f/8.0 at 1000.0mm iso400.

Please name at least one field mark that supports your identification.

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Say WHAT?

Feb 28 2009 Published by under Pets, Streaming videos

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This budgerigar has the cutest little speaking voice and .. hang on, what's he saying? [0:45]

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Rautatientorin Metroasema Subway Art, Detail 2

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Metro -- Friday evening, detail 2 (left to right) (Installed: 23 November 2007).
Rautatientorin Metroasema (Central Railway Station) Subway Art, Helsinki, Finland.
Artist: Sanna Karlsson-Sutisnas.
Image: GrrlScientist, 19 February 2009 [larger view].

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Carnivalia

Feb 27 2009 Published by under Uncategorized

The latest blog carnival to be published is the Carnival of the Vanities, which is devoted to excellent writing recently published in the blogosphere, regardless of topic.
The Friday Ark, issue 232. This blog carnival is all about sharing images of animals, although there might be text associated with those images, too. While you are there, be sure to add a pin denoting your location to the Friday Ark Frapper map (can you find my pin?).
Also, my notice is a little late, but the Radical Progressive Carnival, 13th edition, was published one week ago. This blog carnival focuses on politics and political activism.

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Still Life

Feb 27 2009 Published by under Helsinki, Finland, Image of the Day, My Pictures

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Still Life: Flower in a vase.
Photographed at Gardenia-Helsinki, the public greenhouse at the
University of Helsinki, Viikki campus, Helsinki, Finland.
Image: GrrlScientist, 25 February 2009 [larger view].

I photographed this small flower in a vase while eating lunch at the wonderful greenhouse, Gardenia-Helsinki, located in Viikki, Helsinki.

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African Diaries: Sketches & Observations

Feb 27 2009 Published by under Art & Photography, Book Review, Zoology

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I love art, birds and travel, and because Africa has such a huge variety of exotic wildlife that I've only ever seen in zoos and aviaries, it is high on my list of places to visit. Recently, David G. Derrick, Jr., the author of a new book that combines art and African wildlife into an unusual diary format, asked if I would like to read and review his new book, African Diaries: Sketches & Observations (self-published, 2008).

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Mystery Bird: Blue (Dusky) Grouse, Dendragapus obscurus

Feb 27 2009 Published by under Birding, Education, Mystery Birds, Ornithology, Teaching

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[Mystery bird] Blue (Dusky) Grouse, Dendragapus obscurus, photographed in the Bighorn Mountains of Wyoming. [I will identify this bird for you tomorrow]
Image: Terry Sohl, 18 August 2008 [larger view].
Photo taken with a Canon 50D, 400 5.6L.

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Drunk as a .. Monkey?

Feb 27 2009 Published by under Brain & Behavior, Mammals, Streaming videos

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This streaming video explores alcohol use (and abuse) among a group of feral vervet monkeys on the Caribbean island of St. Kitts. Interestingly, the patterns of alcohol use and abuse closely mirror those found in humans. The sound on this video is very quiet, so you will have to turn up the volume to hear the narrator [3:13]

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