Since last Thursday I’ve been based at Leeds Museum Discovery Centre, getting some experience in displaying and interpreting an object. The object in question is the marvellous Heavy-footed Moa shown above, warming its old bones in front of an imposing fireplace in the stores. 664 more words
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Captain Jack here…
Some might say that there is nothing like the wee hours of the morning, moments when the day begins to dawn in a setting where nature envelops us like a cocoon and the changing light with its heavenly hues reflected by the water, the smell of trees, vegetation, flowers, wet soil awoken by the morning dew and the sound of birds and the hum of the creation vibrating like a crescendo in a most delightful symphony compelling us to be born anew, to break free and spread our wings yielding them to the light and so stirring our colors, mixing, a pallet in the hands of a master, pregnant with a universe of possibilities and promise. 1,887 more words
Science has a fairly bland name for the national bird of Samoa: the tooth-billed pigeon (Didunculus strigirostris). The bird’s name in the Samoan language, however, is much more colorful: manumea. 377 more words
Invasive American minks may threaten the largest woodpecker species in South America, according to new research.
The Magellanic woodpecker — a relative of the extinct ivory-billed woodpecker — lives throughout the Andes of Chile and Argentina. 545 more words