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Eastern Red-backed Salamander Eggs Hatching

If you make a habit of looking under (and carefully replacing) rotting logs lying on the forest floor, sooner or later you will be rewarded with the discovery of an eastern red-backed salamander. 178 more words


Laborious Labor Day Weekend

I think we may have done Labor Day both wrong and right.

Saturday: We climbed a tall mountain (what up Algonquin!)

While considered one of the harder peaks we did it in about 5 hours. 119 more words


Hot Springs Pools at Breitenbush

If you’re in a scenic location, it really isn’t hard to take good photos. I suppose I should qualify that to “photos you’re happy with” since I’ve never had any instruction. 419 more words

What we're reading: Aug 22, 2014

Who dispersed the seeds?
DNA barcoading applications are now being used on seeds, not to determine the species of the plant but which species dispersed the seeds. 127 more words

Friday Link Dump

Knowing the Gnomes Part 2 (with some words about Salamanders)

Sorry I haven’t been around lately, but the WiFi is messed up and I haven’t gotten to the library of late.

I am near the end of the month in which I have been invoking the elementals of the North, aka the Gnomes. 1,195 more words


Why Should I Care About Salamanders?

I often find myself explaining my job to people. Family, friends, acquaintances- it is not uncommon for me to get a “and that is your job?” response when I tell them about how I spent the day counting butterflies, walking trails, measuring trees, rescuing turtles, identifying salamanders, locating lady slippers, or any other highlight (I rarely talk about the office work…it just doesn’t measure up!). 527 more words

Summer and things to come...

The blog has once again been stagnant for awhile. Last semester flew by, as did this summer (these seem to be recurring themes…). Never a dull moment in the Whitenack Lab, which means that the blog gets relegated to the bottom of the list. 640 more words

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