An immature stonefly, order Plecoptera
I spent some time in the lab sorting aquatic invertebrates we collected, a component which may or may not be a part of my research project. My project is still pretty loosely defined. It’s partially up to me to clarify some of the questions with my interests -- an endeavor more easily stated than done. I lack my bearings in the aquatic stuff, so more lit. searches and lots of reading await me .
The research station is East of the Columbia Gorge and only a few miles from the river as the crow flies, I would estimate.
One night was spent at the home of one of my co-advisor and his spouse: lovely and large, it's perched on the grassy banks of the
One of my advisors demonstrating how to sample for aquatic insects
Living in the student housing at the research station and visiting field sites quenched my wanderlust for roaming this past week. It rears up each spring, a remnant from temp/seasonal wildlife work. Guess old habits die hard. Come early September, I'll get another dose of it before classes begin... And I can hardly wait. For now, back to AZ.