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A golden yellow slug contrasted against dark wet wood

These past few weeks, dear readers, have been an exercise in persistence. I’ve spent the better part of my time recently doing intensely repetitive work.

A stock of bright purple flowers in focus, with a young woman looking through the lens of a camera on a tripod in a lush open forest out of focus
Over the past two weeks, I have come to realized the importance of finding a balance between getting things done and accepting that not everything goes according to plan.
A metal statue of a frog sitting in a crosslegged position in the middle of a small circular pond surrounded by bright green grass
There is always unpredictability in science. This summer, it is most evident in the unpredictability of the weather. Yet, I am still finding ways to push forwards towards the ever approaching end goal.
A field notebook page, with a circular tube with a QR code stuck to it and an open space in the East Woods in the background
This past week and a half has been full on! I have been diving head first into the depths of my project, which is both exciting and exhausting. It seems as though the deeper you get, the more questions you have.
A pile of journal article papers
Science builds on itself to keep moving forward over time. To make sure I'm helping move science forward too, I've been reading a lot of previously published scientific articles!
A picture of several broadleaf trees surrounded by bright green grass on a sunny day
This blog post will be primarily dedicated to giving you an overview of my project including how it can potentially help us understand the ramifications of climate change over time.