Category Archives: Museums etc.

Braceros

Observed at the American Art Museum, Gallery Place, D.C.:

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The Ongoing Crapification Of U.S. Infrastructure: The Smokies Edition

Remember those “someday the military will have to hold a bake sale to buy a B-52” bumper stickers? I do (boldface mine): Law enforcement officials at Great Smoky Mountains National Park are turning to private fundraisers to try to find … Continue reading

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NMAAHC

Observed at the U.S. Botanic Garden, Southwest, D.C.:

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Vegetative Capitol

Observed in the U.S. Botanic Garden, Southwest, D.C.:

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TIGGER KITTEHS!

The National Zoo in D.C. had a newborn Sumatran tiger. Unfortunately, the mother refused to care for him, so he was sent to the San Diego Zoo, which recently adopted an abandoned tiger kitten. What does that mean? Adorable video:

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The Republican War On The Smithsonian

And until, Republicans oppose this piece of the proposed Trump budget, they own it. From the proposed USGS budget (pdf, p. xxx; boldface mine): Eliminate Curation of Smithsonian Museum Collections (-$1,600,000/-11 FTE): This reduction eliminates active curation of mammal and … Continue reading

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Why We Need Museum Collections

The Fisheries Blog explains (boldface mine): Species re-assessment. You can’t know how to manage your species if you don’t know what species it is in the first place. The discipline of ichthyology is rapidly evolving, and we are continually discovering … Continue reading

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