Posts by Sara Barnes

Sara Barnes

Sara Barnes is a Staff Editor at My Modern Met, Manager of My Modern Met Store, and co-host of the My Modern Met Top Artist Podcast. As an illustrator and writer living in Seattle, she chronicles illustration, embroidery, and beyond through her blog Brown Paper Bag and Instagram @brwnpaperbag. She wrote a book about embroidery artist Sarah K. Benning titled 'Embroidered Life' that was published by Chronicle Books in 2019. Sara is a graduate of the Maryland Institute College of Art. She earned her BFA in Illustration in 2008 and MFA in Illustration Practice in 2013.

June 9, 2023

Viral Video Reminds Us Why To Stay Away From Bison in Yellowstone National Park

Visiting the U.S. National Parks comes with some simple rules, one of the most important being to never approach wildlife. It’s dangerous for us and for the animals. Despite this common-sense guideline, some tourists forget it—especially if there’s a great photo opportunity calling. But Yellowstone National Park is reminding us (again) to abide by this rule.

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June 8, 2023

Isolated Crocodile Gets Itself Pregnant and Has “Virgin Birth” After 16 Years of Living Alone

At the beginning of 2018, a female crocodile in a Costa Rican zoo laid eggs. While this is generally not an unusual occurence, this particular situation was quite the anomaly given that the crocodile had been living alone for 16 years. Crocodiles can lay infertile eggs, but this one’s clutch (group) looked normal. One egg even went on to mature in an incubator.

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June 2, 2023

20 Backyard Games That Will Provide Hours of Outdoor Fun This Summer

One of the great joys of summer is spending time in the backyard (or a park), enjoying the warm weather and the company of others. Adding to this cherished time of year are the games that can be played outside. These types of activities are geared toward groups and simple enough for everyone to learn—but generally impossible to master, making it anyone’s game to win.

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