Saturday, June 12, 2010

And they're off!

Wednesday: painted 200 Styrofoam bowls yellow.  

Discovered that too much spray paint melts Styrofoam.  

Thursday: kicked my way up and down Haskel run.  Found many cool critters, including two ticks in my hair.  

Friday:  Thesis research is go!  Set 110 of 200 pan traps at 11 different sites!  

Saturday:  Day with the fam! Parade the Circle + adventure involving a policeman saying "Seriously, I'm not trying to be funny.  You just cross the street"

Tomorrow: Collecting from the sites.  

Pictures to follow!

Monday, June 7, 2010

mental conditioning

What a whirlwind it's been.  Between hiking, teaching and getting things together for my own research, the past two weeks have been kind of wild.  I've been hiking through various streams in Ohio and looking at the critters that live in and around those streams.  I'm using this partly to "condition" my mind, prepping it for the mass amount of thinking to come.  My thesis research starts this weekend, after much anticipation.

Brandywine Falls

Riparian Habitat beneath Brandywine Falls

Not the best but still ok photo of various critters we found in the stream