About

I use this blog primarily to share nature photographs but most people come here for my tips on scientific posters. My photography site is at https://colinpurrington.smugmug.com if you’d care to browse.

You can also find me on Twitter. And sometimes on Instagram.

In case you’re interested, I’m a graduate of Reed College (BA) and Brown University (PhD), then did post-doctoral research at Washington University and the University of Chicago. I taught evolutionary biology at Swarthmore College from 1997 to 2011.

And, yes, I’m the guy who ate the 8 year-old Twinkie.

If my posts have brought you happiness in some way and you’d like to buy me a virtual coffee, you can do that via my ko-fi page. Or surprise me with a book from my Amazon wishlist.

For those wanting to help me even more, you can donate to my GoFundMe campaign to cover legal fees (a pesticide company is suing me for alerting the EPA about their scam).

Photograph of Colin Purrington. Holding a framed Ornithoptera priamus.