maybe humans are good for some things
this stuff makes me so happy
the way the mother looks back at the end
On October 4 my highschool is holding its first all girl football game. This event signifies a source of female empowerment and because of that we’ve decided to donate all proceeds to a local charity called Safe Passage.
Safe Passage is based in Western Massachusetts and is dedicated to ending domestic violence, and supporting the women and children affected by it. Everything they offer is free of charge, including:
- a 24 hr hotline
- private and group counseling
- an emergency shelter
- support groups
They also offer specialized counseling for people with disabilities, immigrants, and children, and plenty of online resources. We are trying to raise as much money as possible for a charity doing so many good things for our community, and any donations would be greatly appreciated.
You can donate online here
You can find information about donating food, clothing, toiletries, ect. here
Their toll free hotlineis (888) 345-5282
For more information you can visit their website www.safepass.org
This fall, a team of vertebrate specialists from the Museum—Brett Benz, Chris Raxworthy, Paul Sweet, and Neil Duncan—is heading out to one of the most remote areas in the world in search of new species and specimens on the Explore21 Papua New Guinea expedition. Paul Sweet will be sending dispatches from the field as long as his laptop—and a signal—persist.
In this post, Paul writes about spotting “lifers”:
One of the most conspicuous and vocal birds in the gardens is the Willie Wagtail. One is singing even now in the dark. In all I saw around 20 species before breakfast, including many “lifers.” [Ed. New additions to a birder’s “life list” of observed species.]
Our major purchase was batteries, lots of batteries: 144 D, 288 AA and 144 AAA. These are too heavy to bring in our luggage but essential for running headlamps, lanterns, and GPS units during six weeks off the grid.
And the conditions in the highlands:
Cloud cover will likely obscure the mountains, which will give us an idea of the working conditions below. Only Chris seems excited about this because frogs are most active in the wet—it will not make bird and mammal work easy.