My metaphorical squirrels, that is.
It’s a strange time in the world, and the particular ways in which it’s strange are changing moment to moment. In only about four days, my university has gone from business-as-usual to all-courses-online to essential-services-only. Just like everyone else around the world, we’re all scrambling to adjust, and we’ll continue to do so for as long as it takes.
When times are strange, I think it’s important that some normal things carry on. I intend Scientist Sees Squirrel to be one of them. I won’t have much to say here about coronavirus or public health. Those are important topics, but they aren’t topics on which I have special expertise. Instead, I’ll continue to blog as I’ve always done: a weird and largely unpredictable (to me) mix of thoughts on such things as ecology, writing, publishing, and – fair warning, since my new book comes out tomorrow – eponymous scientific names and the wonderful stories they have to tell.
So you’ll find me here as usual. I may not have anything particularly important to say (not much new there!), but if you need a diversion, I’m here for that.
© Stephen Heard March 16, 2020