Tag Archives: Chile

Final thoughts on Chile

Well, today’s my last day here in Chile. The two months I’ve been here seem to have gone by very quickly, I guess since I’ve kept pretty busy, I haven’t had much time to catch my breath—these last two weeks … Continue reading

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Fray Jorge National Park

Well, trapping in Fray Jorge went a little slower than expected, but we ended up coming back on Sunday after catching about 20 animals. Overall it was a great trip. We stayed in a cabin in the park, situated about … Continue reading

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Mountains!

After being in the country for about three weeks, I finally got a chance to visit the mountains we live agonizingly close to. Not that I dislike the work we’re doing, because that’s not the case at all. But it … Continue reading

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A bit about our research

So we’ve been trapping the degus at Rinconada for about three weeks now, and we’re all getting a good rhythm going with our sampling. It may read a bit tedious, so feel free to skip over this section, but I’ll … Continue reading

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A bit about life in the city

Happy (late) Winter Solstice! Since I’m down in the southern hemisphere, June 21st was the shortest day of the year. Since Chile has a different Daylight Savings Time regiment than the US, less light means the sun comes up really … Continue reading

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Introduction; Chile, summer 2011

Hello all, For those of you who know me well, you’re probably familiar with my ability to avoid descriptive response in conversation. So, writing and maintaining a blog will not come easily to me. But I’m being strongly encouraged to … Continue reading

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