Sam Crowe on December 31st, 2010

  Black duck photographed by Paul Massey. Sunday morning dawned snowy. I arrived 45 minutes early at the strip mall in southern Lake County where I was meeting Lizzie Condon. There was a great deal more snow on the ground that were I live an hour to the south. And more descended from the black […]

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Sam Crowe on December 30th, 2010

    Chicago Lakefront CBC prides itself in being one of the very counts that is actually held on Christmas day. If you are Jewish, it’s a good way to work off the egg foo young and moo goo gai pan you had the night before.  And for those without family and friends, what better […]

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Sam Crowe on December 8th, 2010

  This story probably starts last fall (2009) when I was doing my Big Ten tour researching passenger pigeons (or pp for short). Don Gorney and I spent a day in Bloomington IN going through the Amos Butler papers. Butler was, in Ken Brock’s words, the grandfather of Indiana ornithology and his 1898 tome on […]

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