It’s World Sea Turtle Day, and I just happen to have a sketch of a sea turtle hatchling!
I sketched this wee turtle, along with a handful of others in a display aquarium, last September. They were awaiting release at sunset, because the popular nesting site we visited was also one of Cyprus’s most popular beaches. Continue reading “A quick sketch for World Sea Turtle Day!”
You can tell it’s spring; the Internet is aflutter with bird articles.
A lot of those articles relate closely to the two-part series I just wrapped up about attracting wild birds using methods informed by ornithology research.
I was inspired to investigate the subject because we have a “new-to-us” backyard that is bare dirt. A few trees and shrubs sit at the corners of the lot, but that’s it. We’ve begun by seeding in some native grasses and installing a vegetable garden, and now are considering what we could do to attract birds.
1. Human details tangibly bring a story to life.
Being able to relate to a researcher is key to having an interest in what that person researches. When a science story includes the scientist, a reader can hope for a quirky anecdote, a personal revelation that is highly intriguing, or even a zany description of the scientist’s physical attributes. Continue reading “3 reasons why we should tell stories about scientists, not just science.”
Here are a few shots from two spring prescribed burns I recently documented for Prince Albert National Park’s fire management team. Read a blog post about the project here, and visit my online gallery for an in-depth look at the burns.