Flightless Cormorant and It’s Tiny Wings

Off the coast of Ecuador, there is a cluster of volcanic islands that seem like they are on another planet. These islands, called the Galapagos, have been untouched until very recently, being used as a base for 18th and 19th century sailors and pirates, and finally being claimed and settled in 1832. These islands are…

Steller’s (not stellar) Jays

During our trip through various national parks, we came across a lot of wildlife. We love birds (we see so many in our backyard) and our favorite has to be the Steller’s Jay. Their colors are so powerful, and they make really funny and weird sounds. The only western North American jay with a crest…

Art and Science!

A true conservationist is a man who knows that the world is not given by his fathers, but borrowed from his children ~John James Audubon~   Audubon, John James |ˈôdəˌbän| (1785–1851), US naturalist and artist. His most notable work is The Birds of America (1827–38), in which he portrayed even the largest birds life-size and…