Monthly Archives: March 2011

My Big Mistake

Introducing new technology at my current place of employment was, and is, not an easy task. When I started, blogging was new, or at least newly accessible; I thought we should be doing it, and made the proposal. The conversation … Continue reading

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Link Dump #1

A few interesting things I’ve come across recently: Via the Houston Museum of Natural Science, an interesting article on the dietary habits of postman butterflies. The short answer: They eat pollen, in addition to nectar, which has some intriguing implications. … Continue reading

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Touring Museum Collections

Last week, the Nature Museum offered volunteers a tour of its collections facility. Some things I saw and learned: The museum has a lot of stuff. In addition to books and records, there are all sorts of specimens of mammals, … Continue reading

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Project Management

Big things are usually just a collection of little things. What prompted this thought is completing a big project at work yesterday. That’s actually quite uncommon—working for a magazine, you tend to do a lot of small things and then … Continue reading

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Planning and Sponteneity

First, another bit of non-marketing: I just finished this video about butterflies at the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum’s butterfly haven. I took the video the same day as my button quail video, although it took me a while to have … Continue reading

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Why Wait?

[Video; embedding link doesn’t seem to work] This is a pretty cool video about how aging animals at the Baltimore Zoo get veterinary care. It was produced by the Baltimore Sun. And while there’s no reason to begrudge that fact—any … Continue reading

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Wild Things Conference report

Yesterday I spent at the Chicago Wilderness Habitat Project‘s Wild Things conference, at the University of Illinois-Chicago Student Center. My first impression: It’s really strange going to a conference without covering it. In my day job, I go to at … Continue reading

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