In late July and August, something remarkable happens in the air above Lake Murray, South Carolina. For the past 25 years, half a million purple martins (large swallows) have gathered on a small island in the hundreds of thousands. This year, they didn’t show up.
This weekend Skunk Bear goes mobile! I’m down in South Carolina RIGHT NOW looking for the missing birds, and I’ll be chronicling the search over at NPR’s travelogue blog - nprontheroad.tumblr.com. You can read all about the mystery of the purple martins and the humans who love them over there.
A comic of my current favorite tumblr post in existence.
oH MY GOD. YOU DREW STEVE IRWIN’S VICTORIAN ANCESTOR. PLEASE WAIT WHILE I GOOGLE WHICH STATES I CAN LEGALLY MARRY DRAWINGS IN THIS IS THE BEST THING I HAVE EVER SEEN
SOMEONE MADE A COMIC
BLESS YOU, YOU WONDERFUL PERSON