Friday, July 29, 2011


Well, the time has come.

We're leaving the fine state of North Carolina tommorrow, and although being here has been a truly wonderful'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!


  1. I'll miss your posts, but can't wait to see what Wisconsin holds!

    Easy moving and safe travels!!

  2. Well good luck with your move! Moving is such a daunting task. I look forward to your return and your new adventures in Wisconsin.


  3. I hope the new position is everything you could wish for. I'm also looking forward to your Wisconsin camera-trapping posts.

  4. Good luck back in the Midwest.

  5. Thanks you very much folks! The posts may slow down (or be much less detailed) for a while, but I'll hopefully have more "stuff" to share with you all soon!