This is Martha, the last Passenger Pigeon. She died on September 1, 1914 in the Cincinnati Zoo. Shortly thereafter, her body was packed in ice and sent by railroad to Washington, DC, to become a part of the National Museum of Natural History’s collection as a lasting legacy of the harm that can be done to the natural world by humans. Just decades prior, the Passenger Pigeon was the most abundant bird in North America. The disappearance of the species helped ignite the modern conservation movement.
For the Centennial of her death, Martha was recently brought out for display and is currently on view in the exhibition Once There Were Billions, Vanished Birds of North America. Sponsored by the Smithsonian Libraries in partnership with the National Museum of Natural History and the Biodiversity Heritage Library, the exhibition tells the story of the last Passenger Pigeon, a member of a species that once numbered in the billions, along with the disappearance of the Great Auk, Carolina Parakeet, and Heath Hen. These extinctions reveal the fragile connections between species and their environment.
The Smithsonian Libraries, National Museum of Natural History, and the Biodiversity Heritage Library will be hosting a Twitter Chat on September 2, 2014 from 2-3 pm Eastern Time. This is your chance to ask questions about the Passenger Pigeon, extinction, and biodiversity literature.
Need a Jack to detox after a hectic weekend/monday before bed =A=
And bah you guys can conclude on your own who he got the hickies from <3
Yess… Definitely showdown bruises….
awesomi asked: It's probably dumb question, but.... I've always wondered why G!Jack is the way less paler and have regular red hair not so red as Jack does? Do you have any thoughts about it? WOW! You watched DTMG too?! *__*
I don’t watch DTMG, but what I have seen of it looks good. *slowly turns to bonzly*
As for the color changes in Good!Jack, they obviously wanted him to look more ‘human’ as it were. But color scheme wise, in order to have Good!Jack in white with Jack’s white skin, well…that’s a lot of white and we wouldn’t be able to tell where his clothes ended and his skin began. You can imagine how awkward that would be. The simple solution is to give him a more natural skin tone. The problem then becomes that this throws off the balance between his skin and hair and vest and just overall color scheme, so we adjust his hair color too.
For an in-cannon interpretation, Good!Jack has spent more time in the sun than Jack and subsequently his skin got tanned (slightly) and his hair got damaged from the sun exposure, thus lightening in color.
In Chronicles, Jack already has a tone to his skin, and thus the “good” Jack of XC has no color scheme changes outside of a costume change.
BONZLY HAS ISSUES WITH DTMG
DO NOT TALK TO BONZLY ABOUT DTMG
Yo everyone… bad news
hm, i was working on the jack spicer 30 days challenge, but bad things happened during the week.
One of my uncle is at the hospital for a lung cancer. he’s really really sick and has got less than 1 month left .
And i really love my uncle, it makes me feel really bad and…
I know we never talk but I always see your stuff, You shouldn’t feel sorry at all oh gosh. It’s not fair these things are happening around you, and your loved ones. Take care of yourself in this time, and if I could I would hug you so tight because your art has always brightened my day and made so many people happy. Draw whatever helps you out in this time, or don’t draw at all if that’s the case.
Here’s sending warm wishes all the way from England xxxx
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