Some photos from Kilkenny, Ireland

I was down in Kilkenny last weekend because I collect the plants I use for my field experiment from a conservation area down there. Last year, I went straight to the conservation area, but this year I had a little time to spend in the city itself, and I did some good old SOIMF* wandering. […]

More photos from Leiden, the Netherlands

I actually had two people get REALLY close to guessing this, and one reader did guess it, so I’m handing out the imaginary internet points like crazy! The answer to my quiz was Leiden, in the Netherlands (colloquially Holland). This was my first trip to the Netherlands, and it totally blew my mind. I’ve been […]

Great Crested Grebe

Here’s a bird clue from my trip last week if you haven’t guessed yet. Obviously, the great crested grebe has a pretty broad distribution, but it should help narrow it down to say this is one of the countries where the grebe has a year-round residence. Also, just a beautiful bird! I love the glossy […]

Where in the world is SOIMF*?

*StandingOutInMyField I was traveling last week for a meeting…see if you can guess where I was this time! You get 1 (imaginary internet) point for guessing the continent, 10 for guessing the country, and 100 for the city (as it was a city I’d never heard of before this meeting, despite its historical importance). Maybe […]

Where in the world is SOIMF* (bird clues)?

Nobody was able to guess from the pictures he posted earlier, so I’m posting some bird photos which will be a clue…let’s see if any bird nerds are reading. And here’s a ridiculously long bird photo list. Flamingoes! Pelicans Verreaux’s Eagle Owl has pink eyelids Weaver butt! The frumpiest baby pigeon Spotted thick-knee Crowned Lapwing […]