Tag Archives: nature

Melanie McManus talks about hiking the Ice Age Trail

Author Melanie McManus will talk about her journey hiking the Ice Age Trail on Thurs., Sept. 21, at 6pm at the Irvin L. Young Memorial Library (431 W Center St, Whitewater). Her 2013 journey, which began at the western end … Continue reading

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Friday Fun: Mammal Images

The American Society of Mammalogists hosts a digital mammal image library containing more than 2,500 images. Browse a numbered list for a random delight, select a mammalian order (e.g., Proboscidea) at the bottom of the screen, or search the image … Continue reading

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Earth Week

UW-Whitewater offers several Earth Week (April 18-22, 2016) events, including these: The documentary This changes everything will be shown on Mon, Apr 18, from 5-7pm in Summers Auditorium (UC). If you miss it, Andersen Library has the book by Naomi … Continue reading

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Friday Fun: Whales and Lights Show

I couldn’t resist blogging about this, I guess, because it was such a beautiful image on the news earlier this week: whales swimming under the northern lights, an image captured by a Norwegian TV station. Click the screenshot, and then … Continue reading

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Friday fun: volcanoes

OK, so we had a little snow pelt us this week (my coworker says that stuff is called graupel), and the Library had to be evacuated because the fire alarms went off for a while on Tuesday. Would you prefer … Continue reading

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Friday Fun: “Be a Better Bird Nerd”

I know, I know, it was only a couple of weeks ago that I used bird cams for Friday Fun. But I can’t resist another birds-on-the-brain entry! The Cornell Lab of Ornithology challenges you to be a better bird nerd! … Continue reading

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Friday Fun: Birds

What better way to celebrate Friday and the weekend than by appreciating nature via bird cams! I’ve recently been enjoying the Texas Barn Owls, brought to us by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology. They should be fledging soon, in about … Continue reading

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Endangered Species Act anniversary

December 28 is the anniversary of the Endangered Species Act being signed by President Nixon in 1973. That’s right, it’s the 40th anniversary of this legislation. Visit Endangered Species web pages for information and activities in honor of this anniversary, … Continue reading

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National Moth Week

July 20-28, 2013 is National Moth Week! Many locations are holding mothing events during this week. How will you celebrate? This is an opportunity to get involved in citizen science! Moths are incredibly diverse, and there are many more species … Continue reading

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New Stuff Tuesday – June 11

Trash Animals: How We Live with Nature’s Filthy, Feral, Invasive, and Unwanted Species edited by Kelsi Nagy and Phillip David Johnson II QL85 .T72 2013 New Arrivals, 2nd floor Whenever I travel to a city like Chicago, there’s always one … Continue reading

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