A map of Glacial Lake Connecticut.

Glacial Lake Connecticut map

For an upcoming book project I've been working with Ralph Lewis, the former Connecticut state geologist on making my LIS geology maps and figures more accurate. Lordship and Stratford Point stick out so far in the Sound because the area was a wedge (moraine and outwash river fan) between two giant ice sheet lobes, the Hudson ...

Least Sandpiper head studies, Photoshop.
Stairway at the Louvre Museum.

Spicy roasted carrots

Delicious, spicy-sweet, fast and easy to make. 3 cups fresh carrots, peeled and bias-sliced 1 tablespoon soy sauce 1 tablespoon chili oil 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce Salt and pepper to taste Peel and cut carrots, and microwave about 3 minutes, until just soft, but not fully cooked. Mix carrots with the rest of the ingredients ...


Labrador duck drake

Labrador Duck drake (Camptorhynchus labradorius), an extinct species that once wintered off the New England and mid-Atlantic coasts. Last seen alive in 1875. A reminder that we can lose whole species, and that we stand to lose many more in the next century if we don't change our ways very soon. Photoshop illustration.


Labrador Duck (detail)

  Labrador Duck drake (Camptorhynchus labradorius), head detail. Photoshop illustration.


Faux pho — Vietnamese beef noodle soup

A re-engineering of a favorite wintertime soup, Pho bo, or Vietnamese beef noodle soup. Real pho is made from an hours-long simmer of beef bones to make a light beef stock, but this recipe can be made on a weeknight in under an hour. Feeds four, and requires about 45 minutes to prepare. For the ...


Fall in the salt marsh

Aspen leaf in spike grass. Fargeorge Preserve, New Haven.


Sharp-shinned Hawk, detail

Full-sized detail of Sharp-shinned Hawk, Copyright ©2013, by Patrick J. Lynch.

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