Gosh, a bit obscure for my knowledge- can anyone help?
The Australian Museum in partnership with the Atlas of Living Australia (www.ala.org.au) has created a crowdsourcing website that allows volunteers to assist the museum in transcribing its collections, anywhere anytime.
· The Biodiversity Volunteer Portal (http://volunteer.ala.org.au/) is where volunteers can transcribe specimen labels, field notes, and expedition diaries.
· Volunteers on the site say they feel that it is a rewarding experience knowing that the information they capture becomes accessible to scientists, conservation agencies and government departments across the country who can then work together to better understand, manage and conserve our precious biodiversity.
We are seeking…
… dedicated detail oriented people who are willing to join the community of volunteers who are helping with the daunting task of digitising the Museum’s large natural history collections.
Get involved …
Happy Birthday to David Attenborough!!
87 years and still going strong!
Happy Birthday to the Wildlife Trusts’ President Sir David Attenborough born 8 May 1926
David Attenborough’s Natural Curiosities is returning for a second series - bigger and better than the last one with 10 episodes!Who’s excited about this news?
Dick Attenborough celebrating his engagement to Sheila Sim, with his brothers Dave and Johnny, and his parents. And dog. 1944
I met David Attenborough!
Sir David opens Wakefield Musuem
Everyone who saw Sir David Attenborough’s “Africa” series will remember his meeting with the blind baby rhino (if you haven’t seen it, here it is: http://bit.ly/XATJdn).
The rhinos cataract operation is today and you can keep up with his progress at the Lewa Wildlife Conservancy Facebook page.
The Zoo Quest episode in Java is crazy bonkers. Not only does it have Davey raiding a turtle’s nest for eggs for his and Charles’ beach cookout, it has this too: Davey chasing a cobra up a tree with a machete. But the most bonkers thing of all: he doesn’t use his shirt to capture it. What the hell, Dave?
Sir David Attenborough. Gosh he’s so handsome with that combed hair and that straight nose and those full lips. AND A SUIT. And he likes animals. What more could I want? *fangirling*
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