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Nature—For the Birds

The Record asked readers for images of nature. Dr. Michael Bender, program director in NIGMS’s Division of Genetics and Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology, sent in several bird photos shown here. He takes pictures in Rock Creek Park, at Hains Point and at Lyndon Baines Johnson Memorial Grove on the Potomac, located on Columbia Island.

Nature Preserved

Most staff in the Clinical Center department of bioethics are teleworking. So, early on, plants from their offices and common areas were assembled on a table in the department library. Those who are physically present water them weekly and generally look after them. Department members believe the plants are thriving from being together.

Appreciating Natural Wonders

Acknowledging this year’s unusual circumstances, the Record asked its readers to share images of nature’s beauty, and they haven’t disappointed.

Noticed in Nature—A Pictorial

For many of us, a great portion of the past year has been spent physically distancing ourselves from all but our closest family and friends. Outdoors may have been one of few respites from the trappings of lockdown or quarantine.

The NIH Record

The NIH Record, founded in 1949, is the biweekly newsletter for employees of the National Institutes of Health.

Published 25 times each year, it comes out on payday Fridays.

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