With the Master’s – thesis and all – in the bag and my last season of working in northern Michigan possibly less than a week away from ending, I’ll still be away from California indefinitely, both fortunately and unfortunately. There’s a lot to see out there and a lot of cool job opportunities I’d be a fool-of-a-Took to not seek out!
Here are some photos of the jaw-droppingly beautiful north coast of the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. I recently backpacked the section North Country Trail near Pictured Rocks and to sum it up…I would recommend it. 🙂
Well, I would first like to apologize for my hiatus! My computer has been out of service since I returned from Belize and I just got it back two hours ago. Yay computer! I do have a few photos of the Cockscomb Nature Preserve that I haven’t put in a post yet. This place is a jaguar preserve and besides that is also gorgeous. I saw so many fantastic views and fantastic animals, including an Agami heron, which I was not able to capture in a photo, a boat-billed heron, ringed kingfisher, a neotropical river otter, and various species of frogs which I also did not get to photograph unfortunately. I also got to see amazing views of the park. This was definitely one of the most memorable parts of my time in Belize.
Jan Meerman, owner of Greenhills Butterfly Farm along with Tineke Boomsma, has been kind enough to show me quite a few of the herp species I’ve seen while I’ve been in Belize, including another Northern Cat-eyed snake and a Doflein’s Mushroom-tongued salamander. Such cool species! Photos courtesy of Oliver Muellerklein 🙂
We spent five days out in the field this time, with not much to show for it. It pretty much rained non-stop once we got here with a few hours of dry weather interspersed. But we did see even more incredible things, of course!