Thursday, May 14, 2009


Rangers have cited six men for walking on Old Faithful–and two of them for urinating at the geyser–after someone outside the park reported seeing them on a live park webcast. The six men were cited for going off trail and into the geyser area last week. Park rangers also cited two of the men for illegally possessing a piece of a park natural resource, and two for urinating at the geyser. All six are scheduled to appear before a federal magistrate. The park has a camera aimed at the geyser 24-hours a day with video streaming over the Internet.

The images from the webcam are available here.

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Monday, March 9, 2009

The Hooded Merganser

This past weekend Kate and I went on a lovely jaunt in Sessions Woods in Burlington, CT. The weather was great, the sun was out, and the birds were singing. We got to check out a crowd of 20-30 ducks in an awesome waterfowl blind. We were equipped with my new Nikon binoculars (not a shotgun), so the view was great. Our favorite ducks were by far the Hooded Merganser. Check them out.



Information about the Hooded Merganser.

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Chimpanzees Invent Brush-Tipped Tool

Read the story here and see the video below.

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Down With Dope

Lance protecting Levi.

I was happy to see this guy eat snow.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Happy Birthday Ms. Hilton.

Today Paris Hilton turns 28. I am so happy I could puke.

Monday, February 16, 2009

I am engaged!

I asked my lovely girlfriend, now fiancè, to marry me. She said yes, which should have been clear after reading the first sentence. I ordered her ring on Blue Nile; easy, a lot of options (I did a-la-carte), great prices, and free overnight shipping for engagement rings. We are doing a small wedding next month with family/friends, around 20 people, followed by a honey moon in Sedona, AZ. We plan on doing a BIG wedding in the fall of 2010 with everyone and their mother, which will just be a reception/party. In May I will be moving to New Hartford with Kate, in the in-law apartment attached to her parent's house. It's a gorgeous 2 bedroom apartment, we plan on having guests over quite frequently, so inquire within. I am going to get back to work.

Thursday, December 4, 2008

US Bicycle Route System - Biggest in the world!

Read the New York Times article below:

Highway Group Approves Basic Plan for a Network of Bicycling Routes

Published: November 23, 2008

A blueprint for what could become the largest official bicycle route network in the world — in the end, it would span more than 50,000 miles in all 50 states — was approved last month by the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials.

The project, under the leadership of the association’s task force on national bicycle routes, has been under development for four years. A primary member of the task force, the Adventure Cycling Association (the largest membership cycling group in North America), provided mapping and staffing support. The next step for the plan, which identifies corridors that connect urban, rural and suburban areas, is for individual states to decide exactly where routes should be placed within those corridors (

Now who wants to go on a bike tour?