Archive for December 3rd, 2013

Birds

So I just recently posted a couple of amazing videos on birds (see the post For the birds) , I also just started a new book and it’s entitled “Alexander Wilson: The Scot Who Founded American Ornithology” by Edward H. Burtt, Jr. and William E. Davis, Jr. Unlike my last book, it’s a little longer of a read.

After reading the first few pages however, I think it’s gonna be good. When I read this sentence, He also established the first network of what today we would call citizen scientists…, I knew I  was on the right track to other good book.

I also came across this story of a bird in Australia that stole a video camera and in turn, filmed footage of his 70 mile journey. The article and some of the video can be found over at the Grist and is entitled “An Eagle Stole a Video Camera and Made This Cinematic Masterpiece” by Holly Richmond.  So how cool is that?!

Sincerely-

 

Green Librarian

Grand Canyon & the Arch

Okay,  when I saw this article (and picture) of the Grand Canyon, I was immediately reminded of a recent picture I took of the Arch. The article is entitled “The Grand Canyon Gets a Rare Visitor: Massive Fog” by Claudine Zap over at Yahoo! Travel.

According to folks over at the Grand Canyon, the weather phenomenon that caused the eye-popping sight is called a temperature inversion. It’s where the canyon looks like a canyon full of fog.  Here’s the picture I took of the Arch a couple of weeks ago:

Arch

Sincerely-

 

Green Librarian