Some old pictures from a weekend trip Ben and I took up to Balcones Canyonlands (the "hill country" around Austin, TX) back in late June. We really wanted to see a black-capped vireo, but it was getting late in the season. We did hear one beez-beezying in the brush though.
Today I listened to a talk by a mammal paleontologist about high-resolution stratigraphic records using mammal fossils from the Bighorn Basin, WY. The talk of pygmy hippos reminded me of a really neat exhibit in the American Museum of Natural History in NY: