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A milestone: 7

I happened to be checking a report and discovered that I had recently passed an important (to me) milestone with Learning Ally (formerly Recording for the Blind & Dyslexic, formerly Recording for the Blind): 2,000 volunteer hours, the equivalent of … Continue reading

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At the park: 96

My final report for the ducks and mergs team this season: Well, our box score for the season shows a lot of at-bats but not too many runs across the plate. The mergansers started 10 clutches but only hatched 4; … Continue reading

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At the park: 92

From my summary report to the team: As for predation by the snakes, I wouldn’t move any of the boxes just on the evidence of this season. Last year it was boxes #1 and #3 where we had a problem; … Continue reading

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At the park: 88

We bounced back from the dismal 2015. From my final report to the team: It seems like every year I get this final report put together later and later. At any rate, this was a much more successful nesting year … Continue reading

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At the park: 79

Not a great-looking set of data for 2015. We’ll get ’em next year.

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Tamed

Today’s not his birthday, but hats off anyway to Frederick Vernon Coville, commercializer of blueberries. Happy Bday to man who tamed #blueberry! http://t.co/oRgzpeFQPg Image via @NYBG http://t.co/bvwVaMp1BE @FieldBookProj pic.twitter.com/QZydwnbj1I — BHL (@BioDivLibrary) October 3, 2014

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What do you see?

ᔥ Language Log

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At the park: 69

We wrapped up the nesting season two weekends ago. The Wood Ducks bounced back after a couple of slower years. I’ve noticed a pattern recently: not only do the Hooded Mergansers get started earlier, but overall they tend to fledge … Continue reading

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At the park: 61

Paul and I checked all the boxes last week and counted eggs for the remaining three nests. Swamp Rose (Rosa palustris) was in bloom, attended by various pollinators and other hangers-on. The Hooded Mergansers continue to be more successful in … Continue reading

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Proposed screening

Our friend Lizzi writes: So I will start by confessing that this IS a mass email asking you to support a good cause, but please read because all I am really asking you to do is sign up to see … Continue reading

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News of the weird

A new season of nature blogging, and I’m thinking I should jazz up the brand a little bit, maybe add a little more sizzle. Something like this: Generated by the PULP-O-MIZER ↬ The Endeavour

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At the park: 51

I finally got my recordkeeping caught up for the Wood Duck/Hooded Merganser nesting season. Heck, most of these birds are probably on their way to Florida and points south by now. The birds made good use of the boxes this … Continue reading

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August: Osage County: an update: 2

To illustrate my point about Deon’s word choices, here’s a word cloud of his entire text, common words omitted and one possessive collapsed.

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Upcoming: 31

Join the (first?) area Cricket Crawl on 24 August, a census of late summer crickets and katydids.

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Calling all botany geeks

I invite you to participate in the development of a Q&A site for questions about botany. The site would be part of the successful Stack Exchange network, of which Stack Overflow is the flagship. One of the features of a … Continue reading

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