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Departing from Palmer Station

Crampons. Palmer Station, Antarctica. Maggie Amsler 2016

The following entry is the fifth installment of several reports that Birmingham Audubon officer and board member Maggie Amsler sent to us during her most recent research trip to Palmer Station, Antarctica. Charles D. Amsler, Ph.D., and Margaret O. Amsler, M.S. are veteran Antarctic researchers at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB). For more […]

Wildlife in Antarctica

Gentoo Penguin. Maggie Amsler at Palmer Station, Antarctica. 2016.

The following entry is the fourth installment of several reports that Birmingham Audubon officer and board member Maggie Amsler sent to us during her most recent research trip to Palmer Station, Antarctica. Charles D. Amsler, Ph.D., and Margaret O. Amsler, M.S. are veteran Antarctic researchers at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB). For more […]

Time to Dig

By Bob Farley. The combination of phlox, columbine, mayapple, and Canadian ginger is lovely in a shady woodland garden. When everything is planted and established, there is nothing to do but kick back in the hammock, relax and watch the wildlife in your yard.

The weather is warming up, wildflowers are blooming, and the birds are busy. It is time to start planting our habitat gardens! A habitat garden for birds should have four essential elements — water, food, places to hide, and places for the birds to rear their young. Native flowers, grasses, trees, and shrubs will feed […]

Navigating the Icy Antarctic Landscapes

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The following entry is the third installment of several reports that Birmingham Audubon officer and board member Maggie Amsler sent to us during her most recent research trip to Palmer Station, Antarctica. Charles D. Amsler, Ph.D., and Margaret O. Amsler, M.S. are veteran Antarctic researchers at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB). For more about their […]

Arriving at Palmer Station, Antarctica

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The following entry is the second installment of several reports that Birmingham Audubon officer and board member Maggie Amsler sent to us during her most recent research trip to Palmer Station, Antarctica. Charles D. Amsler, Ph.D., and Margaret O. Amsler, M.S. are veteran Antarctic researchers at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB). For more […]

UAB Scientists Visit Antarctica

ASRV Laurence M. Gould. Photo by Maggie Amsler. Feb. 2016. Chile.

The following entry is the first installment of several reports that Birmingham Audubon officer and board member Maggie Amsler sent to us during her most recent research trip to Palmer Station, Antarctica. Charles D. Amsler, Ph.D., and Margaret O. Amsler, M.S. are veteran Antarctic researchers at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB). For more about […]

Habitat: Why it Matters

By Suzanne Langley, Executive Director Before joining Birmingham Audubon more than three years ago, I completed what I refer to as an extended education in what matters. My days were spent, for five years, watching and learning 42 acres of half prairie, half mixed hardwood/pine forest in the North Mississippi hill country. My property was largely isolated […]