If mosquitoes preferentially bite you over others....here is why

If mosquitoes preferentially bite you over others….here is why

I found this interesting. I get bit a lot. And I have a full outfit for fighting off getting bit so my face doesn’t swell…

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Being Left – A Guide To Staying Home When Someone You Know Is In The Arctic

Being Left – A Guide To Staying Home When Someone You Know Is In The Arctic

When your loved one takes off for the Great White North, there are a lot of emotions, worries and fears. However, as with any difficult…

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Camaraderie, leaving home and enjoying life's adventures

Camaraderie, leaving home and enjoying life’s adventures

The countdown is on. I have 10 days before I leave home for 2 months, spending time travelling by commercial flights, bush planes, helicopters; seeing…

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SHOREBIRD LEG FLAGS; how to make the perfect leg flag.

SHOREBIRD LEG FLAGS; how to make the perfect leg flag.

The North American Banding Council has designated that as scientists capture and tag birds, we do so in a structured way so that everyone can…

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Life is like.....nest searching; ups and downs of field work and research

Life is like…..nest searching; ups and downs of field work and research

As we get older and move through life we experience; ups and downs, moments we will never forget, moments we wish to forget, and all…

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Preparing for the field season.....the night before

Preparing for the field season…..the night before

The wonderful and yet stressful aspect of email and modern communication is one’s ability to send off copious quantities of files, protocols, requests and changes…

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Firearms, safety and being a woman

Firearms, safety and being a woman

Perhaps this post is targeted at a very small group of people but if can help just one person, then I feel I’ve done my…

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Heading to a remote camp? How much STUFF do you need to bring?

Heading to a remote camp? How much STUFF do you need to bring?

This post could only come AFTER my first field season to the Arctic. I’ve learned a lot about what to bring into a remote field…

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Going to the Arctic? "But what will I wear?" PART II

Going to the Arctic? “But what will I wear?” PART II

This post is a continuation of GOING TO THE ARCTIC? “BUT WHAT WILL I WEAR?”, describing some of the difficulties of finding the right kind of…

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Breaking the Ice of Arctic Fieldwork: a short guide to Icebreaker

Breaking the Ice of Arctic Fieldwork: a short guide to Icebreaker

  Icebreaker Overview by Gillian Holmes I have been an Icebreaker lover ever since I was first introduced to this amazing brand in 2011.  That…

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