Hi! My name is Ms. McCullagh. I will continue to post nature related photos and videos on this great outlet - thank you, Earthwatch! I traveled with Earthwatch to Maryland to study Climate Change and Fragmented Forests at the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Praying Mantis in downtown Philadelphia?!

This fine specimen was spotted on a building north of Market street on 7th at 5pm, Tuesday, 27 July 2010... I certainly never expected to find a praying mantis in Philadelphia!

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Tuesday, July 20, 2010

"Poison Ivy Growing Faster, More Virulent"

"Poison Ivy Growing Faster, More Virulent" thanks to NPR at http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=128650169

Hearing this news story today reminded me of this giant poison ivy vine we saw at SERC. I also remember our conversations about the impact of rising CO2 on the functions of plants. In this case, rising C02 has increased the potency of the poison ivy sap...

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Nature enjoyed on my journeys to Germany and Athens!