Well, the time has come.
We're leaving the fine state of North Carolina tommorrow, and although being here has been a truly wonderful experience......it's time to move on.
I've taken a new position back in my home state of Wisconsin, which I am incredibly excited about.
I have some amazing colleagues and friends here that I will miss very much.
I'm happy I had the opportunity to meet them.
I'll also miss my study sites. I spent almost every waking moment when I wasn't teaching either planning for the research projects I conducted there...or actually out there collecting data. But, last week I pulled the transmitters off the box turtles, disengaged the drift fences and checked the camera traps for the last time.
Luckily, Dave will be here to continue the camera trap work in my absence. He'll keep me updated with data and pictures after I leave and is more than capable of handling it.
So, I'll be away from blogland for a while. Packing, moving cross-country, unpacking, and preparing for a new job will consume most of my time for the forseeable future. I've tried to start a couple of "draft" entries that I can stick in every so often....just to let you all know I'm here....and at least until I start collecting new data and pictures from the upper Midwest.
In the meantime, here are a few pictures of spots from my study sites that I was particularly fond of.
See ya at the other end of the trail, folks!