Sarah Rackowski

Sarah Rackowski

living on a tiny wet rock in the vastness of the universe.


Haven't backed any projects yet! 

Published on Nov 10, 2019

NELSOOOOOOON (labnote sidenote)

if you have read my last lab note ( farm fun time part 1, Arundel MD) you read about how I'm trying not to anthropomorphize or get attached to pigeons too much. However, I completely failed at this...

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Published on Nov 09, 2019

Farm fun time part 1, Arundel MD

back to the field! after months of waiting for permits, one failed attempt and about a bajillion emails, it was time to head off to my Maryland collecting site. Kinder Farm park was the site in que...

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Published on Sep 26, 2019

2020 collection plans

My return to research class at good o'l PHS has greeted me with piles of self-imposed paperwork, permits upon ethics forms upon "Imnotsureexactlywhatthisisorwhatimsupposedtodowithit" forms.However...

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Published on Aug 26, 2019

The mutants of key west

The wild flocks of rock pigeons on key west might look like any other at first sight. however, I was able to find 4 unique mutations among the flock I studied that could be found no where else in m...

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Published on Aug 25, 2019

Florida is gonna be Florida (anecdotes from key west)

Im back from key West, and boy was it a wild ride!it started with me, waiting for a phone call in a hotel. because in Florida, rock pigeons are given the ominous categorization of "class one invasi...

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Published on Aug 19, 2019

The Carolinas, Better than expected!

The first leg of my collecting trip down south began in Raleigh North Carolina at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences.the collections of the NCMS where different from those I have seen be...

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Published on Aug 09, 2019

That was ummm interesting..... Castle Island Boston trip report

Hi everyone!I'm back from my 3rd collection site, it was a bit of a wild ride. For a bit of context, Castle Island is a small park in South Boston. The centerpiece of this park is the castle-like F...

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Published on Aug 01, 2019

That's a lot of bones! collecting data at the American museum of natural history (AMNH)

hey experimenters!After my my little trip to costa rica, it was time for me to get back to business. About a month ago, I made arrangements with a collection manger at the American Museum of Natura...

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Published on Jul 16, 2019

A re-draw of the coast and an un-expected opportunity, Ithaca NY

Hey experimenters! so fun fact, (I thought) I would be taking a bit of a pause in research to go to a conference at Cornell university and take a trip to costa rica with the National Audubon Societ...

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hi! I will be collecting in Boston from august 7th through 9th at south boston beach or castle island I will let you know more info as the dates gets closer.
Aug 01, 2019
How have pigeons in eastern North America evolved?
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unfortunately, I have not gotten any offers to lecture yet, but if you would like to meet up with me I am happy to let you know when I will be collecting in the Boston area. I would be happy to lecture you personally ;)
Jun 06, 2019
How have pigeons in eastern North America evolved?
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