Friday, January 15, 2010


My great-uncle Watson did field work in Haiti in 1929 and 1930, learning abut taxidermy for the Smithsonian and collecting specimens (including live specimens for the zoo).

Hearing about the devastation of the earthquake there, I wonder what he would have done.

As for what we can do, the best thing in such disasters is to give money. The Red Cross and SAlvation Army can get supplies, equipment, and personnel there faster and more cost-effectively than we can, and they don't have to pay retail prices.

The Salvation Army

The American Red Cross

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