In the beginning

“We must tackle and grasp the larger, encompassing themes of our universe, but we make our best approach through small curiosities that rivet our attention — all those pretty pebbles on the shoreline of knowledge.”  — Stephen Jay Gould, Wonderful Life.

Chrysemys picta

15 Responses to “In the beginning”


  1. 1 Z March 3, 2010 at 5:21 pm

    Did you take this photo of this little turtle? If so, was it here in New York City? It’s a wonderful picture.

  2. 2 mthew March 3, 2010 at 6:29 pm

    Thank you. I took this photo on Nantucket Island, on the Sanford Farm property of the Nantucket Conservation Foundation. It was in May 09, which meant this baby painted turtle had been laid as an egg the previous summer and had spent the winter underground.

  3. 3 Lisa March 3, 2010 at 7:40 pm

    Oooh, WordPress! Nice setup, Matthew. I’ll be following.
    LGG

  4. 4 Out walking the dog March 4, 2010 at 1:00 pm

    Hurrah! I’m delighted you will be focusing on natural history & look forward to reading more posts. Please add “Out walking the dog” to your blogroll. (I’ll add your new site as soon as I finish here.) I second your comment on my site:

    Urban naturalists unite!

  5. 5 mthew March 3, 2016 at 7:19 am

    Reblogged this on Backyard and Beyond and commented:

    This blog launched in 2010 on this date with this tiny Painted Turtle and quote from S.J. Gould.

  6. 6 mthew March 3, 2019 at 9:49 am

    3/3/19: I see I was still original linking to the Amazon Octopus back then. Fixed that.

    (Please support independent bookstores and other retailers, public libraries, and democracy instead of a monstrous corporation empowered by consumers to attack all of the aforementioned.)


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