The INHS Library News blog is to inform users of new resources, library events, library systems downtime, and library schedule changes.

Monday, April 19, 2010

INHS Library New Books

April-May New Books

The latest batch of new books is now on display through May 15, 2010.

Reserve items for checkout from the New Book Shelf either by placing a blue streamer with your name on it in the book or by emailing your request to

Can't get to the library? Try a virtual browse:
Books added to the INHS Library collection in the last 60 days

Create your own report of new titles from the UIUC Libraries.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Mike deGruy: Hooked by an octopus

Watch the TEDTalk video.

Underwater filmmaker Mike deGruy has spent decades looking intimately at the ocean. A consummate storyteller, he takes the stage at Mission Blue to share his awe and excitement -- and his fears -- about the blue heart of our planet.

‘Falcon-cam’ captures life in University of Buffalo nest

Read the full story from the University of Buffalo.

For the second consecutive year, a female peregrine falcon has laid eggs in a nesting box in the tower of MacKay Heating Plant on the east side of the South Campus.

And this year, anyone with access to the Web can watch those eggs hatch on a live feed that refreshes every 10 seconds -- and if all goes well, the chicks grow and mature in the nest.

Thursday, April 01, 2010

Nature field guides available for your iPod

The National Audubon Society has prepared and arranged Audubon Field Guides for downloading onto an iPod. Topics include birds (740 species and 2300 songs), wildflowers (1800 species), mammals (280 species), and trees (900 species). More topics are being planned such as insects and spiders, butterflies, reptiles and amphibians, fish, and seashells.

DC Nature

Web site devoted to nature photography in and around the Washington, DC metro area. From the About Us page:

Wildlife abounds within the Beltway of Washington, DC. Even an urban environment like our nation’s capital is home to a rich diversity of plants, animals, and natural places.

DC NATURE catalogs and celebrates the impressive range of flora and fauna that exist alongside the human population here in DC. The photos on this site are taken by people who have discovered that nature can be found in the unlikeliest of places.