Category Archives: Museums etc.

Bartholi Park

Bartholi Park, U.S. Botanic Garden, Southwest, D.C.:

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No, I’m not referring to some senior faculty. I mean this, observed at the U.S. Botanic Gardens:

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T. Rex

While the dinosaur exhibit is being renovated at the Smithsonian’s Natural History Museum, there’s a smaller exhibit about fossils, featuring a T. rex. RAWR! MOAR RAWR!

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Striking A Pose

A kori bustard, Ardeotis kori, at the National Zoo, D.C.:

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One thing about plants that’s easy to forget is that much of the plant–the biomass–is underground. An exhibit at the U.S. Botanic Gardens highlights the importance and size of roots. Here are some grasses, with their root systems intact: Those … Continue reading

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New Plans (and My Concerns) For the Smithsonian Castle

At the National Building Museum in D.C., there’s a very interesting exhibit by the Danish architects Bjarke Ingels (‘BIG’) who will be redesigning the Smithsonian Castle Garden, which displays, hanging from the second floor of the museum, many of their … Continue reading

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The Soon Scandal Is Very Spiro Agnew

And for those of you who don’t know who Spiro Agnew was, this is what I’m referring to. Recently, I asked this about the scandal enveloping climate change denier Dr. Willie Soon and the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophyics: …what the … Continue reading

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