Nature Diary 5: Turkey vultures (Cathartes aura)

Daily observation and daily writing are my goals, and I'm pleasantly surprised how well I'm able to stay with them. They are rules I'll try to carry with me beyond this exceptional era. However daily sharing may not be reasonable. Polish takes time, which I have in spades, and energy, which I can't always muster. …

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Introducing Daily Nature Diary: a challenge to enjoy being an animal

It's an uncanny time to be an evolutionary biologist. Because I'm versed in the literature and the lexicon, I can mostly follow the epidemiological science in the news and separate fact from fiction. That's a huge help with the incessant and ever-shifting barrage of confusing, conflicting, and sometimes just plain unscientific information surrounding the COVID-19 …

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