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How to Have Fun in the Bush

How to Have Fun in the Bush

By Natalie Liquindoli (University of Vermont) February 28, 2017   As the week went on students continued going out on morning transects with Ben, Kaggie, and the trackers. The students staying behind in camp kept...
In Search of Sphagnum

In Search of Sphagnum

Written by Paul Karpinski, Northland College Photos by Adam Spencer After tracking huemules, seeing glaciers and learning a plethora of new plants and birds in the alpine glacier valleys surrounding Lago O’Higgins, we had the...
Backpacking amongst Glacial giants

Backpacking amongst Glacial giants

Hannah Phelps, Middlebury College January 31st - February 18 Along with learning all about the Patagón culture and ecotourism, Team Condor also went on two backpacking trips during our three-week stay in Río Turbio. On...
Birds, Bugs, and Binoculars

Birds, Bugs, and Binoculars

Written by Max Beal, Northland College After catching a ride in a cattle truck from Rincon, we unloaded our things and settled into our new home at Osa Conservation’s Lomas del Sierpe station. The station...
Journey to the End of the Setata Fence Line

Journey to the End of the Setata Fence Line

By Tilly Ingall, University of Vermont Written February 24, 2017   Our second stint out in the bush has seen our full immersion into field research. While Hank and Ben continue their project, interviewing people...
Searching for Ñandú

Searching for Ñandú

Written by Julie Hamilton (University of New Hampshire) Team Aguila   On February 12, we left our field house in Cochrane to head east for the iconic Chacabuco Valley of Patagonia to conduct surveys on the threatened...
Getting Our Boots Wet

Getting Our Boots Wet

Written by Carolina May (College of William and Mary)   After returning from our backpacking trip to Cerro Arbolito, we spent the afternoon writing up Grinnell journal entries that described all of the species and...
Living Everyday Dreams at the End of the World

Living Everyday Dreams at the End of the World

by Allison Mullen, University of Vermont January 30-February 7 Team Condor For three weeks, Team Condor lived on a campo rented by a Patagón named Marcelo. To get there we drove eight hours south from Cochrane,...