A little ship of dreams with cosmic sailor Courtney Brooke

“ If it’s darkness we’re having,
let it be extravagant. ”

—    Jane Kenyon  (via andromache)

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“ We are effectively undoing the beauty and the variety and the richness of the world which has taken tens of millions of years to reach this point. We’re sort of unraveling that… We’re doing, it’s often said, a massive experiment on the planet and we really don’t know what the end point is going to be. ”

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Elizabeth Kolbert

Wednesday: We discuss how human activity is responsible for a mass extinction. Kolbert’s new book is called The Sixth Extinction.

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A bird that once numbered in the billions, the Passenger Pigeon became extinct one hundred years ago in 1914 with the death of Martha, the last Passenger Pigeon in captivity.
Once There Were Billions is our upcoming exhibit about the many species of bird that have gone extinct. It will feature many images from the Biodiversity Heritage Library, like this illustration of the Passenger Pigeon from Audubon’s The Birds of America (1842). 

Wandering around the yard today