Friday, November 14, 2008

spider man

Last night as I was walking past the synagogue at 16th and Dolores and saw a man walking toward me do a double-take, then start staring intently at the tiny ivy shrub in the planter box.
As I walked behind him, he said "Hey lady, check out this spider...."

"...that could really mess you up."

I didn't say this then, but I'll say it now. Thanks spider man, for sharing your spider find with me. You made my day.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

ice age bay area

My thesis is wringing out my brain like a wet towel this week. Since I have fossils on the brain all the time these days, I thought I'd pass along this awesome video from KQED's Quest program.

I would give a million dollars to see a giant sloth. (Did you know they found the skeleton of one when they were excavating the Berkeley BART station? I think about that sloth everytime I'm there.)

Thursday, November 6, 2008

the marsh imagination project

from my inbox.....

We are an organization devoted to the creation of a public dialogue about the meaning which the salt marshes of the San Francisco Bay have to the citizens of the bay area and visions for the future of the San Francisco Bay marsh ecosystem. In doing this, we are very interested in receiving input from all segments of the region's community, including the birding community. We are asking for submissions of photos, comments, writing and other forms of expression to be sent to These may include bird-related and non bird-related materials and we ask that you tell us how you would like to be credited and whether you would prefer to remain anonymous. All submissions will then be posted to our website. After we have received a large number of submissions, we will compile them and create a physical display of them in a public place.

Thank you,

The Marsh Imagination Project

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