The Screaming Hairy Armadillo of Yore
TwilightBeasts digs into the evolution of armadillos, revealing the existence of the pink fairy armadillo, the screaming hairy armadillo, as well as a species so large it used huge claws to create burrows in rock. Yes, rock.
History of Ornithology
At the American Ornithological Society’s History of Ornithology, site you can explore a field of science “populated by interesting characters, adventure, intrigue and discoveries, that guided the development of many aspects of biology.”
The Grey Fox: Legendary Train Robber Billy Miner
The Library and Archives Canada blog shares their collection on Billy Miner, a notorious train robber and serial prison escape artist. “The Gentleman Bandit,” as he was known on both sides of the Canada–U.S. border, was seen as generous folk hero to many.
Did you know that, ‘A dove, carrying an olive branch in its mouth, engraved in pyrites and mounted in a silver ring ensured the wearer the utmost hospitality wherever he went, as it conveyed the power of “fascination.”?’ Learn more about rings at the Maynooth University Library blog.
Getting Stuffed at Christmas: Sage
Did you know that sage, as a member of the mint family, is considered medicinal? “Sage is singular good for the head and braine, it quickeneth the sense and memory, strengtheneth the sinews…” –John Gerard, 1597