The Hairy Museum of Natural History, a marvelous blog maintained by Matt Celeskey, a self-described reveler in "the disheveled masses that defy easy understanding", is hosting Tangled Bank #62 - Travel Bingo Edition. Tangled Bank, for those unfamiliar with this biweekly gem, is a blog carnival celebrating interesting and well-written science-based writing in the blogosphere. It is a movable feast and a much anticipated treat, and I have found it a great place to discover new blogs and new ideas. I'm also pleased to have one of my posts featured in this edition, Conservation by Default.
Given the wide-ranging nature of my interests and the way that Walking the Berkshires has evolved, I find that there is cross-over appeal for some of what I've been writing. In addition to Tangled Bank, I've begun reading and submitting pieces to several blog carnivals, including The History Carnival, the next edition of which will be hosted at Cliopatra on September 15th, and a great new monthly carnival called The Festival of the Trees. You can check out some other great carnivals at the sidebar.
It is unspoken blog etiquette to spread the word when a new edition of a carnival is up that features one's writing. As the blogs I tend to submit to publish within a few days of each other, I'll do a round up notification during that week, and highlight posts that I found particularly interesting.
So, those of you checking out Tangled Bank #62, the first post is a show stopper. A Blog Around the Clock discusses thermoregulation and mammalian testes in ways that should make any high school science class pay rapt attention. MicrobiologyBytes discusses the Black Death and has a podcast on where plague persists today, including parts of the United States. Memenest has flying lemurs. Great stuff!