Finland Rocks

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Unidentified plants, mosses, and lichens in Munkkivuori (Helsinki).
Image: GrrlScientist, 18 November 2008 [larger view].

About GrrlScientist

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 Finland Rocks

  1. MarkusR says:

    I grew up there and can’t even tell.
    Try to get out of town if you get a chance. Finland gets even better the farther away you get from Helsinki, I swear.

  2. Sammy says:

    Finland “rocks”! Hahaha! I must say I like this picture.

  3. EyeNoU says:

    Rock me Amadeus!

  4. Bob O'H says:

    MarkusR – she found out. Photos to follow.

  5. the leaves on the plant looks very similar to “columbine meadow rue” Thalictrum aquilegiifolium. native range includes europe and asia. can’t wait for the real answer (i nothing about european wildflowers) but wanted to join in and hazard a guess.