We've been in Truckee a week now, started work on Friday. The first couple days were a little brutal - 5 30 am with temperatures around 24 degrees. And no Willow Flycatchers either. Stuff started looking up a couple days ago with sun and birds.
I found 3 WIFLS and regained feeling in my frozen toes. Glad I didn't have to amputate cause then my new nickname would have to be Stumpy or something. I dunno how I'd feel about that. Yesterday I had two more WIFLs and the temperature wasn't even below freezing. Wheee! (check out the insane snow below- I got my right leg stuck in this a few minutes before and couldn't get it out. There was a brief moment of terror)
Zac and I tried to go for a hike last week but the roads were closed because they had about 3 feet of snow on them. Crazy. The first few days we were here, it snowed, rained, hailed, and sleeted. Some of the field sites are still inaccessible because of snow or snow melt. Egads! But, hopefully there will be no more snow this season...I mean, it is June now, yeah? abc wednesday (T, Truckee), Watery Wednesday