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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,...
Good Bueno

Good Bueno

By Esther Daranciang, Westminster College We spent March 13th back at our favorite research station, Piro, packing and preparing for the upcoming week deep in the jungle. During our short time back at Piro we...
Species Profile: Giraffe

Species Profile: Giraffe

Written by Harrison Buck (Westminster College)   Common Name: Southern giraffe Latin Name: Giraffa camelopardalis Setswana Name: Thutlwa (too-twa)   Giraffa camelopardalis, commonly known as the southern giraffe, is the tallest of all land mammals,...