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"These owls may wear the same game face, but when it comes to personality, they’re as different as day and night.

It’s not easy to get owls to mug for the camera. Even in captivity the birds remain aloof, unruffled by the flash and unmoved by attempts to bribe them. Photographer Brad Wilson learned that lesson firsthand after trying to win over owls from the World Bird Sanctuary in St. Louis andThe Wildlife Center near Española, New Mexico. “

Look at photographer Brad Wilson’s amazing owl photo gallery at Audubon.

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Hey all! We pumped out the first video of our series “Nature Boom Time” and it’s pretty fun. We’re still working out some kinks in the equipment and storytelling methods but we’re pretty jacked up about this first draft. Take a look, share it around, and let me know what you think! Thanks a bunch!

Great Cormorant ~ Kormoran ~ Phalacrocorax carbo

Humans like fish. Cormorants like fish. Humans are clever and opportunistic. Cormorants are clever and opportunistic. Cormorants are natural (and opportunistic) hunters who need fish to survive. Humans hunt and fish for joy and profit and, like with too many things, think that the need to do this and react aggressively when another species acts competitive or when asked to stop as if someone tries to take away their oxygen. So Cormorants have been hunted almost to extinction and are still struggling to recover in many areas ~ and that only with the help of other humans. Look at those eyes that say: “I just wanna live”.

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Delve into the whimsical art of fraktur with two unique lectures this Saturday.

Visit “Drawn with Spirit: Pennsylvania German Fraktur from the Joan and Victor Johnson Collection" in the Perelman Building until April 26.


Drawing of flowers, heart, and four birds, c. 1834-35, attributed to Samuel Gottschall