Showing posts with label Discovery. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Discovery. Show all posts

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

A Return To Discovery



The river of discovery beckons...

Though my hiatuses (hiati?) from blogging are never deliberate, they happen sometimes. Since you last read about ornithology here, I returned to my internship at the Field Museum's Bird Division and later to my staff position at Makajawan Scout Reservation. Perhaps the highlight of the summer, though, was experiencing the full splendor that is The Cornell Lab of Ornithology through the Cornell Young Birders' Event. The people and Lab both are inspiring, to say the least. They have an incomparable ability to feed the natural history fire in your belly; I hope to bring some of that back to you.

Since this past summer, a season that was oh so short, I've continued to make music with my tuba, explore the "wilds" of Illinois and its avifauna, and work on some projects--projects like PhenCal, an inspiration-based magazine called Manifest, and maintaining my social media outreach.

But though this blog has grown quiet, the world of ornithological research has been anything but. New research has been breaking into the scene daily, some of it so exciting that I may just have to share it with you now, synopsis-style.

There is so much being learned out there right now, but it's nice to have start with some of the most interesting bits. With an awareness of that ornithological curiosity, here's some of the fruits of my gleaning through the research, Foliage-gleaner style.

Feel free to read any or none of the following, but if you do, I encourage you to read it in pieces. It's an ambitious post, sort of like three-in-one, but hey, I'm making up for lost time.
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A Return To Discovery



The river of discovery beckons...

Though my hiatuses (hiati?) from blogging are never deliberate, they happen sometimes. Since you last read about ornithology here, I returned to my internship at the Field Museum's Bird Division and later to my staff position at Makajawan Scout Reservation. Perhaps the highlight of the summer, though, was experiencing the full splendor that is The Cornell Lab of Ornithology through the Cornell Young Birders' Event. The people and Lab both are inspiring, to say the least. They have an incomparable ability to feed the natural history fire in your belly; I hope to bring some of that back to you.

Since this past summer, a season that was oh so short, I've continued to make music with my tuba, explore the "wilds" of Illinois and its avifauna, and work on some projects--projects like PhenCal, an inspiration-based magazine called Manifest, and maintaining my social media outreach.

But though this blog has grown quiet, the world of ornithological research has been anything but. New research has been breaking into the scene daily, some of it so exciting that I may just have to share it with you now, synopsis-style.

There is so much being learned out there right now, but it's nice to have start with some of the most interesting bits. With an awareness of that ornithological curiosity, here's some of the fruits of my gleaning through the research, Foliage-gleaner style.

Feel free to read any or none of the following, but if you do, I encourage you to read it in pieces. It's an ambitious post, sort of like three-in-one, but hey, I'm making up for lost time.
by  read more: http://scienceofbirds.blogspot.com/2015/01/a-return-to-discovery.html?showComment=1425374473159