Upon arrival, we were greeted by the world's biggest Blue-grey Gnatcatcher. Photo by Kelly Ball.
Part of our team's strategy for this outing included a dinner beforehand in which we ate three times more Dim Sum than reasonable for our small group. Photo by Kelly Ball.
Late afternoon this past February 16, David La Puma, Mike Lanzone, Trish Miller, and Kelly Ball embarked upon a road trip to Philadelphia, PA, to the Academy of Natural Sciences . As contributors to one of the displays, we were invited to attend the opening night of their new exhibit, Conversations With Birds. The exhibit, conveniently scheduled to coincide with spring migration through June 4, showcases local and migratory bird populations in urban Philadelphia and the surrounding area. Featured is photography and video by Anwar Abdul Qawi and Tom Johnson; specimen preparation by bird scientists; streaming footage from a local Peregrine Falcon nest cam; an overview of bird window collisions throughout the city's history; and innovative bird tracking technology.