Awakening to the spirit and beauty of the northern Great Plains
Thursday, February 12, 2009
Happy 200th birthday to the man who figured it out
It's Charles Darwin's 200th birthday today. An email from my friend Rob reminded me and brought me a link to a website made by a mutual friend, Dan Johnson, to celebrate the occasion. Dan sits in the Canada Research Chair in Sustainable Grassland Ecosystems at the University of Lethbridge. He is the grasshopper biologist I write about in a chapter of Grass, Sky, Song. Check out his site and learn a little about Charles. Amazing to consider he was only 22 when he made that trip in the Beagle. Meanwhile, Darwin's Galapagos Islands are in trouble. Here is an article on the Galapagos 200 years after Darwin, from today's CBCnews.ca website.