Category Archives: Exploring new places

On top of the world!

This week was action-packed! On Monday we went to Maricao and found a few of the Arabica coffee plants which were flowering, and hand-pollinated those. It was really interesting to pollinate the Arabica flowers after having pollinated Canephora ones, last … Continue reading

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Let the field work begin!

On January 11th, I returned to Puerto Rico to begin my first full season of field work for my PhD. I’ll be here for 2.5 months, so I’m excited and nervous…need to make sure I get everything done during that … Continue reading

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Oh boy! It’s been a while! Here’s what I’ve been up to :)

I can’t believe my last post was 6 months ago!  Time really does flies when you’re having fun! Well, here’s what’s new: Personally: I got engaged, and have been wedding planning. My best friend got married, and I was bridal … Continue reading

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Surveying bees in coffee plantations

It’s been exactly 1 month since I started my research in coffee plantations in Puerto Rico. This project is similar to the last one, but we’re looking at a few more variables, in addition to agricultural practices. Specifically, we’re surveying bee abundance … Continue reading

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Check out my ant page

Back in 2009, I was a resident naturalist at a lodge called Inkaterra Reserva Amazonica. There, I was able to observe many of the fascinating ant species found around the lodge. My responsibilities there included locating ‘good’ ants (i.e. ants … Continue reading

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Bee Course 2013: Field trips to Wilcox and hiking the Chiricahua mountains

So, I’ve been on a couple of field trips since my last post…sorry padres for not updating sooner. On Saturday, we had an optional field trip, so some people decided to hike Silver peak (turned out to be a survival … Continue reading

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Bee Course 2013 – Field trip to Animas

Today we went on a field trip to Animas, New Mexico. The day started off a little cloudy, but it cleared off in time to allow us to go to our first site and spend about 45 minutes collecting. Nothing … Continue reading

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