Why Wildlife Matters: Director's Blog

Lindsay Museum’s Purpose

Jul. 23rd, 2020 | 4 Comments

Sheltering-in-Place Blog Entry #15 Field biologists, archaeologists, and other “-ologists” are familiar with the craft and science of collecting. Scientists make observations, collect data, and preserve specimens to document their […]

An Epiphany in the Wildlands

Jul. 16th, 2020 | 2 Comments

Sheltering-in-Place Blog Entry #14 Thirty-three years ago, I was a young researcher just out of a two-year visiting professorship at West Virginia University. While looking for my next job, I […]

Lindsay After COVID-19 Will Be Different

Jul. 9th, 2020

Sheltering-in-Place Blog Entry #13 As we enter our fourth month of the ongoing pandemic, we have had some time to internalize the changes that this global event has forced upon […]

If Only We Could Hear The Symphony Of Nature

Jul. 3rd, 2020

Sheltering-in-Place Blog Entry #12 I once walked into a rainforest with a friend and his two young kids. It was their first time experiencing this rainforest, and I was excited […]

Bees, Bats, Flowers…Pollination!

Jun. 24th, 2020 | 1 Comments

Sheltering-in-Place Blog Entry #11 Celebrating Pollinators Week!! Pollen, that yellow stuff that looks like dust, floats in the air usually unnoticed, but one way or another, makes its presence known. […]

The Thread Counter

Jun. 18th, 2020

Sheltering-in-Place Blog Entry #10 PREFACE: This is Part III of our excursions into backyard explorations and the observation of nature. With the aid of an inexpensive magnifying lens, windows into […]

Darwin-Walking in the Back Garden

Jun. 11th, 2020 | 4 Comments

Sheltering-in-Place Blog Entry #10 PREFACE: Today, we continue our exploration of a backyard garden, discovering the species that call it home, sketching, taking photos, doing a little filming, and researching […]

Darwin-Walking in the Back Garden

Jun. 4th, 2020

Sheltering-in-Place Blog Entry #9 PREFACE: The next two essays were written a while ago while on vacation with my wife and in-laws in Germany. Their backyard fascinated me because of […]