Wildlife Encounters; the tundra edition

Wildlife Encounters; the tundra edition

Snakes, spiders, wolves, bears, sharks and even mosquitoes; most places on Earth have wildlife that may be dangerous or even lethal. When you work outside,…

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Let the inner child out.....contagious excitement for science

Let the inner child out…..contagious excitement for science

We’ve all done it, you have to be honest….you’ve watched those adorable puppy or kitten videos on youtube. How could you not?! Watching a puppy…

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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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The Learning Curve......Birding with Kevin and Gill

The Learning Curve……Birding with Kevin and Gill

The great thing about having a crew of researchers helping you doing graduate work (well there are dozens of great things) is the fact that…

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You know you love your job when.....

You know you love your job when…..

Being a biologist is awesome. You get to travel to fun places, admire wildlife and work with people who are just as passionate about nature…

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Back from Northern Travels.....It was a "summer" to remember

Back from Northern Travels…..It was a “summer” to remember

It has been some time since I posted on northofthegrid. Not surprisingly, being in grad school certainly corresponds to a busy life style but aside…

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