Field Site at Cornell University
  • Meet the platypus

    July 1, 2022 by

    Ah, the platypus. One of nature’s weirdest mammals, if I do say so myself. These small, roughly cat-sized mammals have a lot going on in their body: a duck-bill, a beaver-tail, and otter-feet. They honestly look like someone just taped a bunch of different animals together. And the first European scientists thought so too. Native… Read more

  • Model of a tiktaalik poking its head above the water

    Meet the Tiktaalik

    June 24, 2022 by

    Today’s animal (fossil?) started as a request from my partner. A guitarist from a band he likes just released a Tiktaalik-inspired solo album, and he wanted to know more. And then, just a few days later, we saw a Tiktaalik exhibit at the Harvard Museum of Natural History! So I obviously HAD to tell you… Read more

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