July232014

smithsonianlibraries:

mypubliclands:

usfwspacific:

Happy Batman Day! There may only be one “caped crusader”, but did you know there are about 1300 different kinds of bats worldwide? They may not be fighting crime, but they sure are busy making the world a better place by pollinating our crops and taking care of pesky insects.  
Bats live almost everywhere on Earth, except for the most extreme desert and polar regions. So chances are, there are bats where you live. Let’s meet a few of these superheroes of the nocturnal animal world in the Pacific Region.
Photo 1 - Marianas fruit bat: lives in Guam’s limestone forests and can have a wingspan of up to 3.5 feet! These gentle giants are important for pollinating and dispersing seeds of popular tropical fruits like coconut, papaya, and figs. Photo credit: Julia Boland/USFWS
Photo 2 - Townsend’s big-eared bat: Aptly named, their ears are over an inch long. That may seem small to you, but that’s a quarter of their entire body length! Can you imagine having ears almost a foot and a half long? Photo credit: Ann Froschauer/USFWS
Photo 3 - Pallid bats: Awesome listeners that use those big ears to detect the footsteps of their prey on the ground. Swooping in silently from above, these larger bats often eat scorpions and centipedes,crickets, grasshoppers and beetles.Photo credit: Ann Froschauer/USFWS
Photo 4: Spotted bats: Have the largest ears of any North American species, and those pearly pink ears and black and white spotted fur give it a very distinctive look. This bat also has one of the only echolocation calls that humans can hear. Photo credit: Paul Cryan
Photo 5: Hawaiian hoary bats: are the only land mammal native to the Hawaiian islands. The  ‘ope‘ape‘ as it’s called in Hawaii arrived on the islands some 10,000 years ago. That was quite a migration from North America, over 2,400 miles across the ocean! Photo credit: Paul Bonaccorso
Batty for bats? Check out these great resources: 
Bat Conservation International (bats worldwide) http://www.batcon.org/
Western Bat Working Group (bats in western North America) http://www.wbwg.org/


Love this Happy Batman Day post from our friends at USFWS!  And if these bats make you want more, check out our My Public Lands posts tagged “bats”!  http://mypubliclands.tumblr.com/tagged/bats

bats!!

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thisisaadl:


Debbie Harry in her New York apartment with Andy Warhol portrait of her, 1988. / We Hearth

Love
Revisit the past at aadl
The Best of Blondie
                                and
Andy Warhol Portraits
Also, it’s National Blondie & Debbie Harry Month. Really! It’s a thing!

thisisaadl:

Debbie Harry in her New York apartment with Andy Warhol portrait of her, 1988. / We Hearth

Love

Revisit the past at aadl

The Best of Blondie

                                and

Andy Warhol Portraits


Also, it’s National Blondie & Debbie Harry Month. Really! It’s a thing!

(Source: scandinaviancollectors, via rockhalllibrary)

3PM

#Whimsical Wednesday became #Woodcut Wednesday today!

From our Stacks: The Japanese Dolls Gosho-Ningyo by Kawase-Hasui. 24 Plate. Published by Meiji-Shobo Haruki-Cho, Hongo, Tokyo. 1935

1PM

On this day, July 23, 1914, Austria-Hungary issued an ultimatum to Serbia following the killing of Archduke Francis Ferdinand by a Serb assassin; the dispute led to the start of WWI.

From our stacks: Uniforms of the United States Navy, 1900-1967

 Author McBarron, H. Charles, 1904-

Publisher: Naval History Division, 1967

July222014
liblinks:

LLTG: Librarians Love Tim Gunn

liblinks:

LLTG: Librarians Love Tim Gunn

2PM

rockhalllibrary:

Happy Birthday George Clinton!

George Clinton was born July 22, 1941, in Kannapolis, North Carolina. He formed the doowop group the Parliaments while living in New Jersey and became a songwriter for Motown in the 1960s before creating the ’70s funk powerhouse known as Parliament and/or Funkadelic. Learn more about this 1997 inductee at the Library and Archives.

Video: Parliament-Funkadelic perform “Give Up the Funk” at the 1997 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony.

2PM
olddetroit:

Aerial photo of the Detroit Public Library with the Belcrest Apartments (then a hotel) and Fisher Building in the background.  Circa early 1940s.

olddetroit:

Aerial photo of the Detroit Public Library with the Belcrest Apartments (then a hotel) and Fisher Building in the background.  Circa early 1940s.

1PM
detroitsound:

Today we start sharing recordings from our 5.23.14 #detsound conference via @soundcloud http://soundcloud.com/detroitsoundconservancy #workinonit

detroitsound:

Today we start sharing recordings from our 5.23.14 #detsound conference via @soundcloud http://soundcloud.com/detroitsoundconservancy #workinonit

July212014
smithsonianlibraries:

Oh, hello there!
Friendly skeleton from Natural History for the use of schools and families (1864)

smithsonianlibraries:

Oh, hello there!

Friendly skeleton from Natural History for the use of schools and families (1864)

July192014

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame will open a new fashion exhibition centered around singer, producer and entertainment industry powerhouse Beyoncé. The exhibit will open on Tuesday, July 22, 2014 and be located in the Ahmet Ertegun Main Exhibit Hall in Legends of Rock.
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame will open a new fashion exhibition centered around singer, producer and entertainment industry powerhouse Beyoncé. The exhibit will open on Tuesday, July 22, 2014 and be located in the Ahmet Ertegun Main Exhibit Hall in Legends of Rock.

(Source: rockhalllibrary)

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Shakespeare’s ready for a vacation that includes a tiki bar!

Shakespeare’s ready for a vacation that includes a tiki bar!

July182014

rockhalllibrary:

Happy Birthday Martha Reeves!

Martha Rose Reeves was born July 18, 1941, in Alabama, moving to Detroit as a child. She joined vocal group the Del-Phis, which became the Vandellas upon signing with Motown in 1962, and had a string of unforgettable hits. Learn more about this 1995 inductee at the Library and Archives.

Video: Martha Reeves discusses the recording of “Dancing in the Street”  with Jim Henke and Robert Santelli at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum in 1996.

1PM

Celebrating Jane Austen’s life.  15 December 1775-18 July 1817.

From our Stacks: Love & Freindship and Other Early Works by Jane Austen.  1922

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