Saturday, November 20, 2010
Another Week of Grant Madness
Turning out to be a very poor month for PoH posts - sorry loyal reader(s). Anyway, there was some good news; the BBC reported that a 22 year old American citizen had been arrested for the theft of 299 bird skins from the ornithology collections of the Natural History Museum last year. You may recall from this 2009 MFW post that there was concern that the skins would be destroyed and the feathers sold off to fly-tying enthusiasts. Fortunately, police report that the majority of the skins were recovered intact. The guy is due in court next week; assuming he doesn't plead guilty, we may have to wait a while to hear how and why he did it.