Here’s some great stuff I’ve found on the web (semi)recently and must share. Since I haven’t done one of these in a while, there’s a few more than usual.
- The Desperate Battle Against Killer Bat Plague- An in-depth article about the white-nose syndrome in bats. Also, the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service has their own blog about white-nose syndrome: http://whitenosebats.wordpress.com/
- The Scientific American Guest Blog has been coming out with some fantastic articles. There are too many to name them all, but one great article related to citizen science is Don’t leave it to the experts: Why scientists have a few people to thank!.
- A citizen science project counting parrots? The World Parrot Count
- Bear Research! This is no Picnic – Seasonal Migration of American Black Bears is a Complicated Business.
- Attention naturalists: there’s a cool new website to share, connect, and learn about nature! http://inaturalist.org/
- Confused over all the arsenic-based life news? Hannah at Culturing Science has an easy to read post on how it all went down (and is still going) with some amazing illustrations.
You may have heard that Minnesota got a ton of snow last weekend. Birdchick and Penelopedia have some great photos and tales from the storm. Just in case you haven’t seen it yet, here’s the video from inside the Metrodome as it collapsed from all the snow.