Wordless Wednesday: Birdwatching

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(Photo: Michael Howell)

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About Shala Howell

I spent two decades helping companies like Bell Labs, Juniper Networks, and a genetic testing company that was later acquired by CVS translate some of the world’s most complicated concepts into actionable, understandable English. Now I'm working on a much harder problem -- fostering children’s curiosity and engagement in the scientific, artistic, and linguistic world that surrounds them. The first book in my Caterpickles Parenting Series, What’s That, Mom?, focuses on how to use public art to nurture children’s curiosity in the world around them. My next book will focus on science, and how parents without a science degree can answer their curious child's questions without enrolling in a college level refresher course. In the meantime, you can find me blogging about life with a very curious Eleven-Year-Old at Caterpickles.com, chatting about books and the writing life at BostonWriters.blog, and tweeting about books, writing, science, & things that make me smile at @shalahowell.
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2 Responses to Wordless Wednesday: Birdwatching

  1. rayworth1973 says:

    Got several pairs of “bino-colors” as I call them. I’ve rarely used them to look at birds, and even just as rarely looked at terrestrial stuff. Mostly use them to look at star stuff or comets. However, I much prefer a telescope. Never was much into the wobbly view. Even looked through some 17-inch telescope binoculars back in the 90’s but despite the massive aperture, it just didn’t rock my boat. I prefer single eye observing.

    However, for some people, bino-colors are a great tool. I hope the nine-year old gets a lot of use out of them!


    • Shala Howell says:

      We have a telescope in our guest room. We got it after moving to Chicago but before realizing that the light pollution/cloud cover made having a telescope in Chicago a really stupid idea. We’ve used it to look at the moon a couple of times, and once the planets when a bunch of them lined up in a row a while back, but I have a feeling this is one of those things you’d use a lot more if you lived out in the country.


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