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Someone thought it would be fun to have…chickens

I bought my house fours years ago yesterday. Happy housiversary, House. How about we celebrate by buying you four 6 week-old chickens? No? Too late my green friend! They are here. Actually, they arrived on Thursday morning, and I spent … Continue reading

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Biogeo…what?

So, the Biogeography of New Zealand? Piece of cake. I’ve never been here, but I know about the Kiwi, and…hmmm. That’s actually maybe all I know. Oh, the tuatara. Right, so I know two species native to New Zealand. What … Continue reading

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Island Biogeography with skittles species

Skittles are problematic. They are totally disgusting as a food item. Even during the set up for an in-class activity on migration to islands, my stomach was churning. Sticky, sweet, chewy but hard. I just can’t. But…they do come in 5 … Continue reading

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Tongariro, not Ngauruhoe, for me

I’m thinking about blogging a little more consistently here on the site, but this girl is just so busy climbing mountains and learning about New Zealand’s native species that it’s hard to find the time. Each blog entry is a … Continue reading

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New Year, New Zealand

I always dream of travel to exotic places, as New Zealand has been on my list for years. So, when the perfect opportunity presented itself, how could I say no? SIX weeks in New Zealand, all expenses paid, and all … Continue reading

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Uncommon Practice performs two shorter sets at the High Museum of Art Friday 6 pm and Saturday 3 pm, and a full length concert Sunday:

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Bringing good things to life

Our interactive lecture activity on selection versus drift, developed in collaboration with colleagues at the HHMI/National Academics Summer Institute, was featured in Bonni Stachowiak’s blog on How to make a seemingly boring topic come alive. It’s the beginning of my plan for … Continue reading

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