Take a hike! (With me?): Glendalough wanderings

The money shot I went to Glendalough with a friend and we didn’t really have a plan about where we wanted to hike. There’s only one public bus to Glendalough from Dublin, so we had a very limited time there and we just wanted to wander and see what we could see. We ended up […]

La Sagrada Familia, Barcelona

You guys! I woke up in the middle of the night realizing I NEVER posted my photos from la Sagrada Familia from Barcelona last year. Wow, what an oversight! What if I get hit by a car while cycling to all my field sites and you never get to see them?! Well, I’m here to […]

Some Irish Birds

I keep delaying this post because I’m still accumulating new species, but here are some of the bird** species I’ve seen (and managed to get photographs of) since I moved to Ireland. Coot: Wood Pigeon: Treecreeper: Robin: Pigeon: Swan: Firecrest: (Cute little guys, same genus as our American kinglets) Magpie: Okay, so the magpies are […]

The Burren

A spectacularly beautiful national park in western Ireland, that I had the privilege of visiting last week. Here are a bunch of photos of this crazy landscape (and a spiral shell for Jeff Ollerton). A spiral for you, Jeff! Coastal Saxifrage Seathrift (Armeria) Bird’s Foot Trefoil (Lotus corniculatus) with a caterpillar problem I fell in […]

Wicklow National Park

After we did our hike at Crone Woods, my new friends were kind enough to drive me around Wicklow National Park, a mind-blowingly beautiful, but very different landscape. This is all heath bog, so even though it looks barren, it’s full of life. Those forests I love so much don’t really belong here! Sorry for […]