A large flock of brown-headed cowbirds descended on the Mall in Washington, DC today. They were really intent on feeding in this one bit of grass, and a couple of kids running around did not deter them, as they just flew a few meters away when chased.
My work takes me to some interesting places. But getting there can take some interesting effort. Here are two pics showing my driving that was needed to get to a bat netting site in West Virginia.
The pics are of a 2004 Chevy Blazer, no longer a type made, which was an awesome machine that I find it remarkable that they chose to stop making such.
I really do have an insane number of photos from last summer, and thus will continue to feed them into the blog on days like today. When, without regret, just got work done around the house and then got off to a friend's house for dinner.
Since I haven't taken any pics today, two pics to finish up the Accotink stuff.
The Vietnam Veterans Memorial is a wonderfully placed wall of all the names of those lost in the Vietnam war. It is a memorial that should be visited by anyone touring the US Capitol, Washington, DC.
I can't begin to cover the topic, but the National Park Service offers this website about the site: http://www.nps.gov/vive/index.htm and a more detailed bit is on Wikipedia at: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vietnam_Veterans_Memorial
A tour group, and others, at the wall. Note here that the wall provides a reprieve from the noise of cars and trucks on the street, and such are not visible for most of the experience of being there. It is a quiet place for reverence among the rush of DC life and work. Remember those who fought and died.
Keith Christenson - Wildlife Biologist