I had a great time talking with Ashley Piccone from Wyoming Public Radio about the importance of word choice in science communication. Meaning is shaped at multiple levels within the communication process, even in the definitions of single commonly-used words. Being more attentive to word choice helps us think more deeply about how we can prevent misunderstandings, build trust, and meaningfully connect with people.
This October, my partner and I had a few days of particularly good birding in southeast Arizona. Parker wrote up a trip report of his blog, Birds Make Sound. His post also features some of my photos from the trip.
Earlier this spring, I went birding with Nick Minor, Ted Floyd, and Hannah Floyd at the Wyoming Hereford Ranch in Laramie County, Wyoming. Ted, who is the longtime Editor of Birding magazine, wrote about it in his column How to Know the Birds.