Happenings on Seal Island, straight from one of our interns!
Black Guillemots are one of the species we monitor on Seal Island. We record the growth of the chicks over time and have to identify the “A chick,” or the first chick to hatch, from the “B chick,” the second to hatch. Our solution came in the form of a small pink bottle. The nail polish is great because it doesn’t harm the chicks and will stay on just long enough for us to tell them apart before they leave the nest. In honor of the guilly chicks we painted our nails “fuchsia power” as well. If only we could be as adorable as they are!
Cedric Laquieze is an artist working out of Amsterdam. I like the idea that Cedric has taken the idea of taxidermy art, and added a different twist to it. The idea of skeleton is a clear link to death, but with the flowers adorning them the idea seems to be softened. It’s also a stronger connection to life; if we did not go through such trouble to embalm and preserve, the bodies we bury would give way to other life such as flowers. (Via)
Neo the Stingy Komodo Dragon!
Dancer the stubborn Gorilla. XD
Saffron the Evil-Eyed Rabbit.
Even my animal says that I silently judge people.
Flopsy the Intelligent Dog
Flopsy the Not-So-Shabby Dingo.
Amigo the Hairy Wolf. … Oh…