One hundred years ago today, Martha, the last living passenger pigeon, died and marked the extinction of one of the most abundant species on the planet.
Today, I visited the lone pigeon in our Bird Hall at the Natural History Museum (@nhmla). Powerful emotions come when you look at an animal that no longer exists because of our species.
Abundance is not immune to extinction.
#passengerpigeon #RememberMartha #conservation
"That’s what friends are for…" #mygoodfriendsknowmetoowell
Red algae in the @labreatarpits Lake Pit? This needs to be investigated! So curious…#science #tarpits #ecology #lovemyjob
I like monarch butterflies. They’re beautiful, poisonous, and only eat sugar. #myspiritanimal #nofilter
A smattering of images from the first few hours of opening—lots of picture-taking, liquid-collecting, heat-measuring, selfie-snapping.