I’m excited to be launching AMPHIBIPALOOZA 2012 this summer, which is a phrase I made up to describe my latest expression of love for amphibians. I’ve received a generous grant from my employer, Houghton College, supporting a science communication project … Continue reading
Monthly Archives: May 2012
A profound force through the evolution of human society has been the domestication of animals. Cooperative living arrangements between Homo sapiens and other animal species have provided labor and nutrition for nomadic herding as well as settled agricultural human groups … Continue reading
Brett Amy Thelen is Program Director for Ashuelot Valley Environmental Observatory (AVEO), a project of the Harris Center for Conservation Education, a land trust & conservation education organization in the Monadnock Region of southwest New Hampshire. Yesterday I posted part 1 of an interview … Continue reading
This Spring I noticed some flickr pictures of Spotted Salamanders and other amphibians posted under the account of something called Ashuelot Valley Environmental Observatory (AVEO). A little Googling revealed that this is a project of the Harris Center for Conservation Education, a land … Continue reading
Something I’ve always noticed, and wondered about, is the variation in number, size, and placement of the spots on the backs of Red Efts. So I’ve decided to take a survey of the Efts I find and start counting!
Like many people who have eaten a lot of pizza, yet who continue to age, I try to be intentional about periodic strenuous aerobic activity. I’ve chosen running as a way to regularly work my muscles in ways that mimic … Continue reading