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Close Encounters of the Hyena Kind

Close Encounters of the Hyena Kind

Written by Tilly Ingall (University of Vermont) We became well adjusted to our new home in Mababe and as a result the animals certainly became more accustomed to us. We'd frequently wake up in the...
Exploring Edén

Exploring Edén

By Alice Altbaum, University of Puget Sound Photos by Aaron Richards, University of Vermont (Team Aguila) For our final research expedition of the semester, Team Aguila spent 2 weeks in a magical little town called...
The Legend of Rocky

The Legend of Rocky

By Aidan Breen, University of Vermont Photos by Aaron Richards (UVM) (Team Aguila) There are two paths in life: one of complexity, materialism, and standardization or one of Rocky. He has experienced it all. From...
Life in Khwai

Life in Khwai

Written by Harrison Buck (Westminster College)   Life is good here in Khwai. The days seem to fly by as we continue our morning transects, wrap up class lectures, and begin final exams! While we...
Fjords and Glaciers and Birthdays, Oh My

Fjords and Glaciers and Birthdays, Oh My

By Caitlin Luby, College of St. Benedict's (Team Condor) The past few months have felt like some sort of dream and I’m just waiting for someone to pinch me to wake me up. This trip...
Sphagnum Bogs: A closer look at why we need them

Sphagnum Bogs: A closer look at why we need them

By Hannah Weiss, University of Vermont Photos by Adam Spencer The sphagnum (Sphagnum magellanicum)-dominated bog (>3km by >3km) we explored existed in a depression in the landscape, likely an old river floodplain of the Vargas River...
Home Away from Home

Home Away from Home

By Maggie Johnson, Oberlin College (Team Condor) In the last week of February, the students of Team Condor spent their first 72 hours apart in over 40 days. We split into pairs and set off...
Mababe to Khwai

Mababe to Khwai

Written by Stacie Wright (University of Vermont)   For the past two weeks we’ve been in Mababe conducting herbivore monitoring. Every day students would go on driving transects and collect data. We mostly saw elephants,...