Local Teenagers Visit Cocha Cashu

Local Teenagers Visit Cocha Cashu

If you’re a Peruvian secondary school student and you’ve lived most of your life in the rain forest, what is your favorite dish? Here are a couple of clues: it’s[…..]

Co-existence with a Powerful Force

Co-existence with a Powerful Force

The life of a plover is not an easy one. Western snowy plovers face many hardships from the day they hatch until adulthood. Most western snowy plovers hatch on the[…..]

Observing Behavior in the Wild

Observing Behavior in the Wild

My favorite part of the fieldwork I do (see: A Night with the Pocket Mouse Field Crew)  is watching the pocket mice, kangaroo rats, and other small mammals in the[…..]

CSI: Coronado

CSI: Coronado

I never expected to gain detective skills on the California least tern and western snowy plover project. As field biologists, our observation skills are critical in assessing nest success, chick[…..]

A New Family of Giants at Cocha Cashu

A New Family of Giants at Cocha Cashu

A horsefly of some sort drones around my head. There’s something cloying about the way it flies; almost, but not quite, brushing my skin. I sit still, hoping it will[…..]