The holiday season is always a great time to practice communicating – especially if you are in the science field and your parents want to know what you do. I thought I’d share one of my most embarrassing stories to highlight difficulties sharing ideas with mixed audiences. If I’m brave enough, I share this with […]
This section has photos from our travels, including Antarctica, the Galapagos, Easter Island, Machu Picchu… We will not have vacation photos of the beach but will stick to the more academic-minded journeys. Yes, that’s me in the kayak. I visited Antarctica in Jan 2009 and it was super amazing! I’d like to point out that […]
As we went through the American Museum of Natural History, we saw all kinds of cute penguin photos. After visiting Antarctica, we learned some disturbing background information. Here is a cute photo, similar to cards seen at the museum. We saw two separate groups of girls say ‘awww’ and buy the card for their loved […]
So frustrating! No matter what I did, I just couldn’t catch a break. I knew enough not to touch – but photos were tough too. I’m talking about Sally Lightfoot crabs in the Galapagos…
In honour of the S3.0 blogging contest about evolution, I’ve included a photo of finches from the Galapagos. As a geneticist, I should have been ecstatic about visiting a home in the Galapagos where I could ‘interact’ with lots of finches. But I was TERRIFIED!
In Christmas 2008, we hiked the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu in Peru. We saw lots of incredible flora and fauna on our four day hike through the Inca ruins. These photos show a glimpse of the journey with steps, a bird, and the ‘divorce orchid’. Yes that photo comes with a story.
I have promised to add a photo a week from my travels. Some of my recent travels appeal to scientists so I’ll start with those. If not scientists, there have been a lot of birders. I do have a confession to make – I’m afraid of birds. (well, flapping things) I get this fear from […]