Sunday, June 30, 2013

Other pictures from the first few days

Here are some pictures that I could not post earlier because I forgot the connector chord for my camera.  They are from the first week of field training and from HJA Day.

Liam and Shannon eating lunch on Bunchgrass Ridge

Lupine

Meadow on Bunchgrass Ridge

Western Toad (Bufo boreas).  We saw a big adult too, but I didn't get a photo.

Butterfly, yet to be determined

Northern Alligator Lizard (Gerrhonotus coeruleus)

Shan with the Alligator Lizard

The inflorescence of a carex grass

Sorting grass in the lab

Setting insect pitfall traps the day before HJA Day

Liam and Shannon examining a trout

The RET group discussing ways to do insect collecting with students.  Pitfall traps, and beat sheets.

Malaise trap for flying insects

Emergence trap for insects flying out of the water

Examining the captured insects with Judy Li

This is really cool.  Bird poop is collected from little birds.  The birds poop when they are in a dark box.  The poop is sent back to OSU and analyzed.  An expert looks through the poop with a microscope for undigested insect pieces and determines the diet based on that.

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