It’s a birding event…it’s a marathon…it’s the 2018 annual Bowdoin Birdathon!! Continue reading “BIRDATHON”
This morning marked the final official Bowdoin Naturalists walk of the 2017-2018 school year—can’t believe the time has gone by so quickly! Continue reading “spring has SPRUNG!”
A big milestone today—I just successfully led my first Bowdoin Outing Club trip!!! And what better trip to lead than a Bowdoin-Naturalists-affiliated TIDEPOOLING excursion with my best friend and marine queen Katie Galletta?? Continue reading “adventures at low tide”
What’s better than being inside on a rainy day? That’s right, being OUTSIDE on a rainy day, surveying vernal pools for amphibians!! Continue reading “april showers & april salamanders”
One of the great things about going to a small school—especially a small school in Maine—is that sometimes you get to go to your professors’ houses for fun! Continue reading “a morning at beth’s”
Wow! Completely by chance, the past three days have been full of bird-related activities, and I couldn’t be happier. Here’s a quick rundown of all of the exciting events! Continue reading “an abundance of birds”
Approximately five minutes south of campus, along a road where the trees give way to open field, there’s a barn. It’s a small barn; judging by the overgrown cement foundations, the building must have been three or four times larger than it is today.
When you enter through the double doors, at first, it doesn’t look like anything special—the ground floor is occupied by tools, wood, equipment, all the odds and ends you might expect to find in a barn. But follow the barn’s owner up the wooden stairs, and you’ll discover an absolute treasure trove of natural history—hundreds upon hundreds of personally collected butterflies, too many books to count, shells, historical artifacts, photographs and paintings and sculptures, giant mineral specimens, and dozens upon dozens more unusual items, each with its own story.
This is Chris Livesay’s personal natural history collection. Continue reading “a magical afternoon”
Today, I learned the hard way that I really should invest in some winter pants. Continue reading “marsh madness”
Another weekend, another birding trip! Yesterday, we drove out to Bowdoin’s Coastal Studies Center to explore the beautiful island trails and search for seabirds. The only catch—it was SO COLD. Continue reading “saturdays are for the birds”