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Sir Joseph Dalton Hooker

I’ve just finished reading On the Vegetation of the Galapagos Archipelago, as compared with that of some other Tropical Islands and of the Continent of America by Sir Joseph Dalton Hooker, who was born 194 years ago today. In 1844, … Continue reading

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Jump Up and Down Bird

When the dry season arrives, I start listening for what I call the Jump Up and Down Bird. The bird’s call is a quick wheeze, repeated over and over, described in Birds of Panama* as an “…explosive buzzy dzee-eq.” Once I … Continue reading

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