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Field Notes: SupConf 2016 — WordPress.com News

Happiness Engineer Sandy McFadden talks about his experience at the first ever SupConf — a conference for support professionals.

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Eyas of the Gowanus

A correspondent let me know that there was a Red-tailed Hawk (Buteo jamaicensis) nest on a fire-escape in Gowanus. I headed over as soon as I could. 190 more words


Naval Cemetery Landscape

A prairie grows in Brooklyn, atop the decommissioned naval hospital cemetery at the Brooklyn Naval Yard. The Naval Cemetery Landscape is part of the Brooklyn Greenway Initiative. 172 more words


Sunset Park Elm

The intensity of summer green is settling in on our elm tree. A man was whacking his martial arts stick against the low-slung branch. I suppose I would eventually call 911 if it fell on him.



A Barn Owl (Tyto alba) toddler, looking rather alien, can just be glimpsed inside this nest box via long focus. Rather unique looking, Barn Owls are found all over the world, with some 46 recognized subspecies (!), including one on the Galapagos that is half the size of the North American version. 127 more words


Solar Power

Great Heron (Ardea alba) and Green Heron (Butorides virescens) on the Crescent Water rotator-thingie (I think it churns up the water to get oxygen in there). 22 more words



Erigeron philadelphicus, if I’m not mistaken, which has more common names than you can shake a stem at, including Common, Philadelphia, and Daisy Fleabane, although the latter is generally E. annuus.