Mongolian camel tick on the loose. Initially questing, it then
targets me and hits the ground running. Bayankhongor Aimag,
Shinejinst Sum, Ekhiin Gol (July 2011). Soundtrack by Altan
My trip to Mongolia as part of a NSF-funded vertebrate inventory
Images from my trip to the Amazon in late 2010. We flew
into Manaus and spent 8 days cruising the Amazon and Rio Negro
rivers. Truly outstanding!
Where the deer, antelope and chipmunks play. Images from a
trip to Pine Mountain, Wyoming (August 2010). Near the
A pixelated Botta's pocket gopher (Thomomys bottae)
cautiously foraging in the "sky island" Pinaleño Mountains of
Arizona. I shot this in September 2008 on a crappy digital camera
in a beautiful alpine meadow known as Hospital Flat (~9000 feet,
Gophers are fossorial rodents, adapted to a life
underground, but will venture above ground to find food. This
gopher was grabbing grass shoots/flowers and was most likely
caching the dinner underground in its burrow system. Gophers can
store food in their fur-lined cheek pouches, the "pockets" that so
aptly describe them. The meadow was full of gopher excavation
activity, it looked like a construction site.
Images from fieldwork in Colorado over the last several
A few images from a trip to Nevada in August 2008 looking for
A few images from a trip to Arizona and New Mexico in 2008.
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Former NSF-funded research assistant, Kayce is now a DMNS
research associate and Ph.D. student at the University of New
Mexico working on chipmunk-related projects.
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