The carny life has been good to us at 10,000 Birds of late. In just the past few days, we’ve been included in an urban carnival (Carnival of Cities), a literary carnival (The Writer’s Block Carnival), an oceanic carnival (Carnival of the Blue #6), and, of course, the uber-science carnival itself (a fun, Halloween-themed Tangled Bank #92), and that’s not even counting the entertainingly awesome I and the Bird #61. Have you visited each of these carnivals? You really should…

Anyway, as I was saying, we’ve participated in a lot of carnivals but many moons have passed since we hosted one here. This realization kind of snuck up on me, since I truly admire the art of hosting a blog carnival. So, time has come to pay the piper, make good,and give back to the carnival community. To wit, I’m hosting Oekologie next week.

What, you may ask, is an Oekologie?

Oekologie is nothing less than the blog carnival reviewing the best ecology and environmental science posts of the month from all across the blogosphere. Each edition of Oekologie tends to be of an admirably high quality and I don’t aim to let that lapse on my watch but in order to turn out a quality carnival, I need quality content. That’s where you come in. The topics of ecology and environmental science are universal themes in the nature and science blog niche. Surely you’ve written something pithy on the subject, right? Send me a link and summary to your best recent post on the subject by Tuesday, November 13 for the November 15 edition and let the world know how eco-conscious you really are. Since the next edition of I and the Bird is scheduled to hit around that same time, you may find yourself inundated by readers from two different carnivals in the same day. Take my word for it, you’ll enjoy that immensely.

Written by Mike
Mike is a leading authority in the field of standardized test preparation, but he's also a traveler who fully expects to see every bird in the world. Besides founding 10,000 Birds in 2003, Mike has also created a number of other entertaining but now extirpated nature blog resources, particularly the Nature Blog Network and I and the Bird.