Day 8 (Monday) Field Clearing and Trap Setting
Today we went back out to Cook's Lake to start fresh with newly set traps in new areas. In addition to a "slicing-bait finger injury" we had some difficulty working as a team of 13 in keeping our coordinates straight. When there's a wall of forest in front of you it can be difficult keeping your bearing. The traps are set and we'll be back tomorrow to check them out.
We spent part of the day clearing certain areas to keep the diversity of this study site. Amber, Alan and I HAND PULLED trees from 2 entire fields. MAN, am I going to feel this tomorrow. My muscles were screaming at me.
Here's evidence of my brute strength. I'm sure you'll be so impressed! ;-)
Here's the final prize. It really was harder than it looked, especially after a whole field of them. Tomorrow we're coming back to finish!
"Talk" with you tomorrow!
Love, Ms. Bosetti