Shelley Curtis

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Spoiler Alert: Can Gray Jays Survive Warmer Weather?

<i>From the Winter 2018 issue of</i> Living Bird<i> magazine. Subscribe now.</i><br>More From Living Bird• Living Bird Winter 2018—Table Of Contents<br>• Living Bird …

On the Path of Yellowstone's Elk

Tracking a herd’s movements on horseback shows how essential migration is to Wyoming’s ecosystems.<p>In early 2014, wildlife ecologist Arthur Middleton and photographer Joe Riis boarded a helicopter in the foothills of the Absaroka Mountains, in northwest Wyoming. Middleton had hired the pilot for …

Wildlife

First It Giveth Gin Old Fashioned Recipe

Inspired by a recipe discovered in Jerry Thomas’ Bar-Tenders Guide, this modern take on the Gin Old Fashioned is bar manager Jason King’s way of …

Leap Year Cocktail Recipe

When I was a kid, one of my mother's closest friends was in the habit of slyly pointing out that she'd had only twelve (or thereabouts) birthdays--this, despite the fact that she was a middle-aged mother of three. Her punchline of course--and note I never said it was a good one--was that she was …

PUNCH | Five Bitter and Bubbly Long Drinks

Long, bitter cocktails have been an Italian staple for nearly a century—gracing many an aperitivo table during that all important shift from work to …

Mashups

PUNCH | American Royal Zephyr Cocktail Recipe

• 1 ounce bourbon, preferably Old Grand-Dad Bonded<br>• 1 ounce Lillet Rosé<br>• 2 dashes Angostura bitters<br>• 2 dashes Peychaud's bitters<br>• 2 dashes orange bitters<br>• 3 …

Grandparents

What's Your Favorite Manhattan Variation?

Some drinks just seem to invite variation—maybe it's because the cocktail has a simple formula, and each element has a number of possible substitutes. Or maybe it's because the name (and a drink or three) just gets the creative juices flowing. The Manhattan is one of these drinks.<p>It's not that the …

The Art Of Drinking Absinthe, The Liquor Of Aesthetes

There's something romantic about absinthe — that naturally green liquor derived from wormwood and herbs like anise or fennel. Vincent Van Gogh and Oscar Wilde drank it. Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec and Pablo Picasso filled the glasses of cafe patrons with absinthe in their paintings. Absinthe was a …

Porcupine sex: Mating behaviors involve quills, musk, penis spikes, fights, and arcs of urine.

These days, it’s difficult to roll out of bed without being hit in the face with a four-headed echidna penis. We are living in the Golden Age of …

Whiskey Champagne Punch

It’s finally patio season, and The Dawson in Chicago recently rolled out a long list of refreshing punches fit for the occasion. The Champagne …

The Bar Code: A Love Letter to Bartenders

There’s nothing quite like live performance art, and more and more I’m coming to realize that one of our city’s great venues is the cocktail bar. …

The girl who gets gifts from birds

<b>Lots of people love the birds in their garden, but it's rare for that affection to be reciprocated. One young girl in Seattle is luckier than most. She feeds the crows in her garden - and they bring her gifts in return.</b><p>Eight-year-old Gabi Mann sets a bead storage container on the dining room table, …

Stunning Photos Capture Rare Fox Sighting In San Francisco

A gray fox, once a common sight in San Francisco’s Presidio, was spotted in the city’s national park for the first time in more than a decade last week. The photos capturing the moment are absolutely breathtaking.<p>Presidio Trust biological science tech Jonathan Young photographed the fox while …

Catching A Southern Coyote, Then Letting It Go In The Name Of Science

The hunt for coyotes starts in Dan Eaton's truck.<p>Eaton is a professional trapper. He's been doing it for a long time — since he was 10 years old — so he's nonchalant about the dead beaver in the truck bed that he sometimes uses to attract coyotes.<p>On a recent day, Eaton heads to a trap line set on …

Is “Extinct” Forever? Central Asia’s Caspian Tiger Traverses the Comeback Trail

Wildlife<p>In reeds tinged red in the Central Asian sun, a tiger once roamed. Will it again? (Illustration: Helmut Diller, WWF)<p><i>I imagine a tiger.</i><p><i>He’ll move through the forest and his days</i><p><i>Leaving his traces on the mud banks</i><p><i>Of a river whose name he doesn’t know.</i><p><i>In his world there are no names or past</i><p><i>Or</i> …

Wildlife

Are we smart enough to solve our raven problem?

HawkWatch International seeks an experienced fundraiser to join our awesome team! This position will provide support in all aspects of the …

Ski Area

Mapping wolf dispersal

Full position details located here: https://riversedgewest.org/sites/default/files/files/2018_Finance_Business_Manager.pdf Type: Part-time hourly …

Killing wolves to protect cattle may backfire

In two decades of studying large carnivores, nature has never failed to surprise Rob Wielgus. For example, he and his student found in 2013 that …

Wildlife

Bison, cows and rabbits square off on Utah range

One day in 1941, 18 bison — 15 cows and three bulls — stepped from their wooden crates and wandered into Utah’s San Rafael Desert.<p>The shaggy beasts …

Wildlife

A Man's Primer on Gin | The Art of Manliness

<i>Editor’s Note: This is a guest post from Joe Maiellano.</i><p>Gin is perhaps the most versatile of the distilled spirits. Sure, whisky is delicious. With a …

Extremely Rare Fox Seen in Yosemite—First Time in 100 Years

It's too early to say if the Sierra Nevada red fox is rebounding, experts say.<p>One of the rarest animals in North America, the Sierra Nevada red fox, has been caught on camera in California's Yosemite National Park for the first time in nearly a century.<p>Motion-sensitive cameras stationed in the …

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Morning Glory Cocktail Recipe

As I mentioned in my hangover helper post on Wednesday, the hair of the dog has long been considered an effective means of treating this kind of self-inflicted wound. In <i>Imbibe!</i>, his exhaustively researched history of (mostly) 19th century drinks, author David Wondrich makes the case that the …

Arancio Americano Recipe

The bitter liqueur Campari can take some getting used to. Garnet red and with an aggressively bitter edge, Campari's a fright to many on first exposure—but, like many initially disagreeable things in life, Campari has a way of turning startled first-timers into passionate devotees, with the aid of …

The Pompier Recipe

Let's get this weekend started right. Here's a cocktail to kick things off. Need more than one? Here you go. Cheers!<p>There's no shortage of libations designed to temper the effects of a bruising hot summer day. But in the light and heat of an August afternoon, sometimes the old gin-and-tonic and …

How to Make the Modern, the Last Undiscovered Cocktail

From the greatest bar.<p><i>Published in the January/February 2015 issue</i><p><b>Before the current revival of the classic bar,</b> very few of the fine old cocktail recipes were in general circulation. This meant that something as simple as a sidecar—cognac, Cointreau, and lemon juice served up in a sugar-rimmed …

Gin Drinks We Love: The Joy Division Cocktail

PUNCH | Airmail

Ingredients<p>Serving: 1<p>1 1/2 ounces rum, gold (Appleton or El Dorado)<br>• 3/4 ounce lime juice<br>• scant 3/4 ounce honey syrup (2:1, honey:water)<br>• Champagne (or …

The Conference

<i>by Brian Miller, NYC</i><p><b>Ingredients:</b> <br>10 ml (1/4 oz) Demerara Sugar Syrup<br>15 ml (1/2 oz) Rye Whiskey<br>15 ml (1/2 oz) Bourbon Whiskey<br>15 ml (1/2 oz) Cognac<br>15 …

Variations – Last Word

The Last Word is one of my favorite classic cocktails. What makes it even better is the ease in which you can vary it up by substituting ingredients. …