I use this blog mainly to post nature photographs. You can browse my favorites via the Photography menu above, or see them on Flickr. If you’d like to purchase a license a or print, please contact me. Teachers may use my photographs in educational lectures without asking me (just please don’t crop out the copyright and do not publish the image online). I also post photographs on Instagram and iNaturalist. And occasionally on Twitter (I’m @colinpurrington).

This site also has multiple pages of academic tips that I developed while teaching evolutionary biology at Swarthmore College (1997-2011). Please feel free to link to any of them if your students or colleagues might find them useful.

There are also a few pages with graphics related to evolutionary biology, part of a futile scheme to get more non-scientists to display their acceptance of evolution. I developed some of these images for my first blog, The Axis of Evo.

I’m a graduate of Reed College (BA) and Brown University (PhD) and did post-doctoral research at Washington University and the University of Chicago.

If for some reason you’d like to support my futile projects, you can buy me a virtual coffee via my ko-fi page. Or surprise me with a book from my Amazon wishlist. If you think I’m especially deserving, I desperately need a trinocular microscope (same list). I’d even be grateful for a nasty, used trinocular microscope.

Photograph of Colin Purrington. Holding a framed Ornithoptera priamus.