Easter Abroad

Easter Abroad

Six years ago, I had just arrived to the temporary bush camp in Fort Dauphin, Madagascar. Jet-lagged and a bit disoriented, my fellow conservationists and I set up our tents and settled in for an adventure far from the countries we called home. After drifting off to...
What Happened to Spring?

What Happened to Spring?

You’d never know it was May 14th today in Omaha – it was freezing cold! This wouldn’t have been so bad but my plans for our free day in Omaha included everything outdoors and we hadn’t really packed expecting winter weather. Since this was my...
Souvenirs

Souvenirs

When you travel, what do you like to bring home with you? My “rule” for trips is usually an article of clothing (which I know won’t last forever but is still fun), a piece of jewelry and some kind of art (painting, sculpture, etc. but small enough to...
Nuts and Bolts – Part IV

Nuts and Bolts – Part IV

Okay, two more chapters to go in the “work that was completed” posts. This is about the process of catching and counting mammals and reptiles. We also caught a lot of things that we weren’t specifically looking to count like giant crickets,...
Nuts and Bolts – Part II

Nuts and Bolts – Part II

Even though I only survived one of the two weeks of environmental education, it wasn’t all bad. Having 100 students in the morning class and 60 in the afternoon class was a bit overwhelming, especially considering their ages (anywhere from 2-3 year olds up to...

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