So, we're not headed to Mongolia this summer. This is a bummer and would have been a pretty awesome opportunity, but well, it didn't quite pan out. Long story but maybe we'll get the chance to go again at some point (ideally). Skywatch
So instead of Mongolia, we'll be spending the end of May, June, July and August in Truckee, CA in the Sierras. I worked there in 2007 and am pretty happy to be going back to the Willow Flycatchers. Lots of stuff to look forward to (like the field sites in the first two pictures, awesome sunrises, and baby WIFLS, below)
I haven't been in the field since July and have been craving field work for a while now, so I'm counting down the days until we head to the mountains. And Truckee is a pretty ideal spot fo spend the summer.
All these pictures are from 2007 with my point and shoot. The place is beautiful and there is excellent backpacking all over the place. This year we can bring our kayaks and paddle a bunch too, good stuff. And the work is pretty fun too :) So, that's the plan. (woohoo, a plan!). We'll know about if we're going to Mississippi in a couple weeks after Zac gets back from checking out the PhD gig and the area.
(set of many bear tracks)