Readers who frequent this blog may have noticed that, since March, things have slowed down quite a bit around here. At work, I've been required to spend less time at my desk (a great place to blog when I can), and more time moving about. I've been taking courses, which takes up quite a bit of time as well. But as the weather has gotten warmer, the majority of my free time has been spent outdoors. This has been the first spring and summer that I've been in my new home after the previous occupants moved out last year, which means I've had a lot of yard work to catch up on. Getting rid of invasive species, trying to get as many native plants on my property as possible, and keeping my garden take up the majority of my post-work daylight hours. Quite a bit of energy goes into this, which is both good and bad. Good because I love working outside, and I'm excited for my home grown foods and the wildlife that native plantscaping will bring to my yard. Bad because when the sun goes down, I usually do as well. Blogging, unfortunately, has not been as large of a priority as sleeping, so it has gone by the wayside.
But I'm hoping to change that. It recently occurred to me that botany, ornithology, and sustainable agriculture are all pretty science-y subjects, and that blogging about them here is probably a good idea. So in the next couple weeks, I'll be doing a series of "backyard" posts regarding the things that have been keeping me busy outdoors. Perhaps it will just be a photo, or a quick blurb about a particular organism, but there will be more content coming. In the meantime, please enjoy this adorable video of some Muppets singing a song about spending time outside. I hope that you (and your little ones, should you have any) have the opportunity to spend a lot of time having fun "outdoors" this summer as well!
Welcome to Superoceras, a blog about science and natural history, slightly biased towards paleontology and zoology, but inclusive of all sciences. Started in October of 2009, my goal is to communicate scientific knowledge (and the occasional piece of nonsense) in an informative and entertaining manner. Feel free to contact me with questions, comments, concerns, or criticism at superoceras(at)gmail(dot)com, and follow me on Twitter @Superoceras for all that and more in 140 characters or less!