Monday, January 30, 2023

Geography Div (Endangered Species subsection)


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Tools: R, QGIS

Notes: This map depicts the number of endangered species in each US state. The data in this map are based on the International Union for Conservation of Nature’s Red List of Threatened Species which classifies organisms by their risk of global extinction. The species used to create this list are categorized as either Endangered or Critically Endangered. The data were pulled from the Global Biodiversity Information Facility which houses publicly available species occurrence data from citizen science projects such as iNaturalist and eBird as well as institutional and governmental surveys. This map includes animal, fungi, and plant species found in both terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems. I created an older version of this map around two years ago and thought that it was due for an upgrade. I released this map today since it’s the 50th anniversary of the signing of the US Endangered Species Act into law. We’ve come a long way, but there is still more to be done in the way of protecting species from extinction. 

Saturday, January 28, 2023

A Little Saturday Nite Bluegrass Div (Furriners subsection)

From Finland, Jussi Syren and the Groundbreakers doing Across the Rolling Tide, with an assist from Michael Cleveland on fiddle.

Jussi Syren - Mandolin & lead Vocal, J.P. Putkonen on guitar, Tero Mäenpää on bass, and Tauri Oksala on banjo. Cleveland adds his soaring fiddle as well to complete the track.

Saturday, January 21, 2023

A Little Saturday Nite Bluegrass Div

Darren Beachley with New Ballad Branch - from his new album The Road Not Taken.

Darren Beachley - Lead Vocal, Dobro, Scott Vestal on banjo, Curtis Vestal on bass and baritone vocals, Clay Hess on guitar, Alan Bibey on mandolin, and Stephen Burwell on fiddle.

Monday, January 16, 2023

Saturday, January 14, 2023

A Little Saturday Nite Bluegrass Div ('Nother small town without a train subsection)

The Lonesome River Band doing Heyday from their new album of the same name.

Sammy Shelor - Banjo, Jesse Smathers - guitar, Adam Miller - mandolin, Mike Hartgrove - Fiddle) and Kameron Keller (bass).

Saturday, January 7, 2023

A Little Saturday Nite Bluegrass (No Train, No More subsection)

Jr Williams picks up a guitar instead of his banjo and leads from his album Railroad Town,
with Town Without a Train. 
So many small towns have all but disappeared from the landscape owing to the decline of our country's railroads, though I do sometimes mutter a curse when the RCP&E rolls thru the middle of town.

Jr Williams - Vocal and Guitar, Adam Steffey - mandolin, Aaron Ramsey -  guitar, and Jeff Partin’ - dobro.

Monday, January 2, 2023