Kessler Atmospheric and Ecological Field Station

Kessler Atmospheric and Ecological Field Station

Kessler Atmospheric and Ecological Field Station (KAEFS) is a 360 acre (146 ha) environmental research and education facility located approximately 28 km southwest of the University of Oklahoma campus in Norman. KAEFS is home to a number of long-term meteorological and biological experiments. Wednesday morning (July 10th) Jeanne and I headed to the field station….

More from the North

More from the North

First a few more photos from the park walk. On conference day we were treated to some good presentations! Tomorrow the conference’s field trip! New Research Shows Why You Don’t Need To Be Perfect To Get the Job Done Fish Use Physics to Avoid Running into Each Other Maggie Aderin-Pocock on diversity: ‘It’s hard to…

North to Oklahoma!

North to Oklahoma!

This past week Jeanne and I headed up north to Norman, OK to attend the TORCH conference. TORCH stands for Texas Oklahoma Regional Consortium of Herbaria. The National Science Foundation (NSF) awarded the Botanical Research Institute of Texas (BRIT®) $1.5 million to digitize its 355,000 herbarium specimen collections from Texas and Oklahoma in 2019. The…

Ducking

Ducking

Who can blame the creatures for avoiding me and the camera. Even though I try to tell them that fame and fortune will be theirs. 😉 Time to go check more boxes… What Do Bagged Chickens Have to Do With Sliced Cheese? Mysterious Symbols on 4,000-Year-Old Rock Art Hint at an Unknown Culture Keep looking!…

A Fight?

A Fight?

The temperature was so nice. But if I had not made it back to the car I would have been a wet rat. LOL. However I think it was less than a tenth of inch. Now on to check more boxes… Genomic Innovation in the Arctic: How Mycena Mushrooms Adapt and Thrive How the death…

Big Leg

Big Leg

We found a way through the dead cedars back to the creek channel. The creek was no longer flowing but there were pools of water. And goodness more treasures! Whatever this creature was it was fascinating to watch it move! It had been a fun day in the creek! Never-Before-Seen Trilobite Anatomy Preserved by Pompeii-Like…

Up the Creek

Up the Creek

Yesterday I told you that we were blocked by the cedars down stream. Well, now back at the original access point we headed up the creek. And this was not the proverbial bad thing. 😉 So would we turn back? Find out tomorrow! NASA Advances Research to Grow Habitats in Space from Fungi Genetic Giants:…

Up or Down or Neither

Up or Down or Neither

A tough decision had to be made. We had reached a creek. The water was flowing but not deep. And you now know the first decision…down the creek. Certainly y’all guessed that “neither” was never a real consideration. LOL. Giant, ancient crabs live beneath Rome, and conservationists have their backs: ‘They deserve to be saved’…