Secret life of ornithologists

Martina Hillbrand on the sweaty, bird poop-smeared reality of being a birder in the field. 

Autumnal art 

blurb (photoessay or illustration or poetry)(a place to put some of your watercolor Holly? or we can just cut this slot).

Video: The physicists guide to violinmaking

Peek into Bill Atwood's mountain workshop, to see how the particle physicist makes his own violins. By Kerry Klein.

rider of rough seas

Marine ecologist James Lindholm finds nuance in the polarizing debate over trawling.


The great barrier reef

As the western hemisphere moves into winter, Australia turns toward spring... (play on hemisphere seasonal differences)