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The Amazing Cold-Weather Adaptations of the Wood Frog

As the leaves fall from the trees and the breeze turns chilly, animals prepare for winter. Geese fly south, deer and coyote grow in their winter coat, and bears fatten up for hibernation. Animals certainly have a variety of clever ways to handle the cold, but none are as impressive as what the wood frog … Continue reading The Amazing Cold-Weather Adaptations of the Wood Frog

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Biology Career Search and Professional Development Links

Below you will find a list of helpful links for those in the job searching process, or those who want to gain more experience in the discipline of life science. Many (but not all) are ecology/conservation/wildlife related because that is my personal field of interest. If you know of other websites or resources in any … Continue reading Biology Career Search and Professional Development Links

Acorns Instead of Eggs?

Hey birders and biologists! Has anyone ever seen this phenomenon before? What appears to be bird eggs at first glance in this photo are actually acorns. The owner of the nest hasn't been identified and I haven't been able to find any literature about this kind of behavior (except for the use of artificial eggs … Continue reading Acorns Instead of Eggs?

The Creation of Scientific Art

This project has explored a lot about the importance of scientific artwork. What better way to conclude it than to demonstrate how scientific artwork is made! My subject was the skull of a coyote from my own little natural history collection. With a bit of research, I was able to determine that it is particular … Continue reading The Creation of Scientific Art

The Testimonies- Educators and Scientific Art

I could talk all day about what I think that scientific artwork is important. As a student and artist, there's a lot I can talk about. But, since the true value of a piece is realized when it meets its educational potential, the people who implement these artworks have much to offer in regards to … Continue reading The Testimonies- Educators and Scientific Art