There’s lots going on here in the field. We’ve just wrapped up collecting on Eleuthera and Long Island. I’m back on New Providence swapping out crew. Rob left after Eleuthera. He swapped spots with Geoff. We just lost Jon – a champion lizard catcher on Eleuthera and Long. Raphaël is still here and we’re being … More A quick picture update from the Bahamas
I got up early the other morning to put a video camera on one of our A. sagrei eggs that was looking particularly ripe. About two hours later, this little hatchling crawled out. The whole hatching process took about 25 minutes, and I’ve sped up the video by 30x. The video is much more compelling with sound. I personally like … More Happy Birthday, Festive Anole
This photo was not staged. This is my actual flying face.
Following my grandfather’s advice, I just finished reading “The Naturalist: Theodore Roosevelt, A lifetime of Exploration, and the Triumph of American Natural History.” I enjoyed it so much I want to quickly share it here and encourage others to read it. The title leaves little to guess, it chronicles the story of Theodore Roosevelt’s life and his … More The Naturalist
Egads. There’s a lot to catch up on! The 4 months of 2016 was absolutely breakneck – I can’t believe I haven’t talked about postdoc-ing on the blog yet! Sorry! I’ve a lot to catch you all up with and there’s been lots of great stuff going on. I’m going to put together a bunch of … More Woah. It’s 2017 already
These little lizards in NY and CT sure are capturing a lot of peoples’ imaginations! The story has been picked up now in quite a few places! Here are a few that you might like to check out: First and foremost, Peregrine Frissell, the author of the first Greenwich Time piece that started the momentum … More More stories around the web!
Hi Everyone! Exciting News! Jim Dwyer at the NYTimes just published a terrific article about the Italian Wall Lizards working their way north from NYC. You can read the article here.
Some friends gave us an EU flag to wrap a wedding present (anticipating our time in Europe) and I decided to hang it at work for inspiration. (And no, it’s not an anachronism now – the 12 stars are staying regardless of Britain’s leaving. Did you know there are 28, soon to be 27, member states?) … More Decor decisions
Last Monday (the 23rd) was Yale Graduation and time for me to walk! It was a bit of a crazy blitz getting back from Greece late Friday and heading to New Haven on Sunday morning, but I was excited to finally see the pomp of Yale graduation ceremonies (I’ve been in the field every other … More Graduation!
Hi everyone, Another paper is out! This one was published in PeerJ, my first open access journal so anyone can read the paper here. The paper is titled “Microgeographic variation in locomotor traits among lizards in a human-built environment.” That’s a long way of saying I looked at lizards living on rock walls and lizards living in … More The sprint speed paper was published too!