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Rain, Rain, Go Away!

If you are NOT a farmer you may have noticed that some of your outdoor plans have been cancelled due to rain…
If you ARE a farmer you may have noticed that some of your outdoor plans have been cancelled due to rain… 280 more words



Today was a first!  An artist in the field with me! Debby Kaspari, natural history artist and illustrator, joined us in the field to sketch Least Terns.   86 more words

Canadian River

Documenting sociolinguistic variation

James Stanford and John Mansfield have a new paper out about documenting sociolinguistic variation as a core part of language documentation: required reading!


Field Work

You know you're a field biologist when...

Yesterday, I was doing pollinator observations on my plants in the field. There was zero percent chance of rain in the forecast and it was supposed to be sunny all day (perfect pollinator weather), but this is Ireland, so of course it rained a few times. 361 more words

Interesting Interactions

News from the fields

More ploughing, rotovating and laying of bio-degradable cornstarch has been done in order to prepare more space for winter brassicas. Apparently the rows are not very straight mind you. 230 more words

Go Local Food


You’re such a derbid. That’s not actually an insult, but it so sounds like it could be, right? I love it. A grad student in the last lab I worked in introduced me to this cool family of insects, the Derbidae, and I think the name is hilarious (because I’m six years old, apparently). 123 more words


Research Can Get Messy

Researchers from the New Brunswick Museum and other organizations conduct a whale necropsy near Liverpool, Nova Scotia.

Sometimes research can get a little messy. At least when you are conducting an animal autopsy, called a necropsy, on the largest mammal on the planet. 709 more words

Natural Sciences