ePostcard #155: A Voyage to Haida Gwaii

ePostcard #155: A Voyage to Haida Gwaii

ePostcard #155: A Voyage to Haida Gwaii Note of Acknowledgment: Cloud Ridge’s May 2022 voyage to Haida Gwaii—the traditional, ancestral, and unceded territory of the Haida people—enriched our understanding of the uniqueness of Haida Gwaii and the Haida culture....
ePostcard #154: A Naturalist’s Bookshelf

ePostcard #154: A Naturalist’s Bookshelf

ePostcard #154: A Naturalist’s Bookshelf Illustration Credit: Courtesy of the Human Origins Program, and adapted from the United States Geological Survey and Visible Earth, NASA. This wonderful ammonite-like representation shows the geological time scale, with the...
ePostcard #153: Extinction Matters

ePostcard #153: Extinction Matters

ePostcard #153: Extinction Matters Illustration Credit: Woolly Mammoth painting courtesy of artist Mauricio Anton and Ecology Letters. DOI: 10.1111/ele.13911. UNDERSTANDING EXTINCTION Ask any child to name an extinct animal, and most will tell you the name of their...
ePostcard #152: Humans and Megafauna

ePostcard #152: Humans and Megafauna

ePostcard #152: Humans and Megafauna Photo Credit: Courtesy of José Iriarte. ROCK ART EVIDENCE Dateline: December 3, 2020. A major discovery at the archeological site of Cerro Azul in the Serranía La Lindosa, Colombia, provides proof that the Amazon rainforest’s...
ePostcard #151: The Armadillo Bestiary

ePostcard #151: The Armadillo Bestiary

ePostcard #151: The Armadillo Bestiary Photo Credit (above): Courtesy of Fernando Trujillo for IUCN. The Giant armadillo (Priodontes maximus) is one of the largest species of armadillos, and ranges in length from 2 to 3 feet. It is easily recognizable due to its...
ePostcard #150: Darwin’s Megafauna

ePostcard #150: Darwin’s Megafauna

ePostcard #150: Darwin’s Megafauna ‘It is impossible to reflect without the deepest astonishment, on the changed state of this continent. Formerly it must have swarmed with great monsters, like the southern parts of Africa, but now we find only the tapir,...