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Palouse, Washington State.
Image: Joe Fuhrman, 2008 [larger view].

[The Palouse is a semi-arid “rain shadow” region in Eastern Washington State and portions of the Idaho panhandle, USA]


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grrlscientist is the pseudonym of an evolutionary biologist and ornithologist who writes about evolution, ethology, and ecology, especially in birds. After earning a degree in microbiology (thesis focus: virology) and working at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle, she earned her PhD in zoology from the University of Washington in Seattle, where she studied the molecular correlates of testosterone and behaviour in white-crowned sparrows. She then worked a Chapman Postdoctoral Fellow at the American Museum of Natural History in New York City, where she studied the speciation and distribution of lories and other parrots throughout the South Pacific Islands. A discarded scientist, she returned to her roots: writing. Formerly hosted by The Guardian (UK), she now writes about science for Forbes and for the non-profit think tank, the Evolution Institute and she writes podcasts for BirdNote Radio. An avid lifelong birder and aviculturist, she lives with a flock of songbirds and parrots somewhere in Germany.
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0 Responses to Barn

  1. RM says:

    That is what my heaven looks like.

  2. Greg Laden says:

    You grew up in a BARN?
    What, so when someone says to you “Hey,you grow up in a barn or something?” you get to say “Yea, what of it?”
    That is a nice barn, though.

  3. well, i don’t recall saying i grew up in a barn, but since you asked, it is true that part of my growing up time was spent in a barn.

  4. Doug K says:

    Nice photo. Check out the oil paintings of Z.Z. Wei of the Palouse and surrounding regions for a visionary perspective of these themes.