First new blog post in over a month! My 6th round of grad school-related summer field work started on July 1st and I feel like June was sucked into some sort of field work preparation black hole. For the last two weeks of June, I spent pretty much every waking minute preparing for one of the most involved projects that I have worked on thus far. Usually the data collection needs on my projects require one or two protocols and a few weeks of work. My latest project, however, requires 6 separate data collection techniques and since I will be leaving a (very capable) field crew up there for two months to take care of most of the data collection I had to be extremely organized this year. But I will try to not complain about all the work too much – really I should feel privileged that I’ll get to travel to Grand Teton National Park every other week.