Saturday, July 25, 2015

Wine in a can

Putting wine in a can makes it lightweight, unbreakable, and crushable (nice when backpacking out your empties). Even better if it is good wine. Here is a review of the current crop of canned wines according to Devon Broglie, MS, associate global beverage buyer for Whole Foods, for Men's Journal.

Friday, July 10, 2015

Ready for your close-up, Mr. Butterfly?

Alex Wild, curator of the entomology collection at The University of Texas, is on a mission: to photograph as many of the world's ten million or so species of insects as possible and make them publicly available. We're not talking snapshots, either - these are professional portraits. Wild is also training students to follow in his footsteps, and you can help support his efforts. Read more in The Alcalde.
Eastern tiger swallowtail, Papilio glaucus, by Insectsunlocked.

Tony's ARK

Since 1976, Tony Amos has been rescuing injured marine wildlife at the University of Texas Marine Science Institute in Port Aransas. The creatures are cared for at the Animal Rehabilitation Keep, or, aptly, the ARK. Read more in this piece for The Alcalde.

Saturday, July 4, 2015

Noise versus Nature

Manmade noise increasingly intrudes upon natural places, and that is bad news for the creatures that live in those places and the people who want to enjoy them. Read more in this piece for Texas Co-op Power Magazine.