Howdy friends! How are ya? The AZA conference is over and while it's been a fun week, I'm glad to be heading home to these noodles. We had a chance to check out the OdySea Aquarium for our conference icebreaker. All the staff did a great job creating a fun night for us and I … Continue reading Fish, Flamingos and Fun in the Sun
Good morning dear friends! I am writing you today from beautiful Phoenix! When we landed I thought we had gone a bit too far and landed in some tropical paradise! Phoenix is my new home for a week while I attend the Association of Zoos and Aquariums Midyear conference. The gorgeous Arizona Grand Resort and … Continue reading Work Hard, Play Hard
Merry Christmas, dear friends!! How was your holiday? It was super merry and bright over here and I am still enjoying some prolonged Christmas festivities with my family today! I've been getting out and about to celebrate all the festivities with friends and stopped by Bristol the other day and saw this epic paper chain … Continue reading ALL the Christmas!
Good day to you, my Lords and Ladies! My birthday was a couple of weeks ago and I kept with tradition and went to the Renaissance Festival in Larkspur, Colorado. I have attended this for so many of my birthdays in the past, mostly because opening weekend falls on my birthday and it is a … Continue reading Renaissance Festival Birthday Bash
Alternate title: The time I visited the Equator museum 🙂 But before we get to our last Ecuador recap post, can I just tell you how fantastic is has been living closer to work?! I have been enjoying the many luxuries those who live in the same city they work in enjoy. The dogs have … Continue reading A Journey to the Center of the Earth
The final tapir...and the penultimate chapter in our Ecuador recaps! Sad. We caught a third tapir just a few days after we found Fayna. And it was a male!! We had a world-renowned reproductive specialist from the Smithsonian Institute with us and he came specifically to collect semen from a wild male mountain tapir. You … Continue reading The final tapir!
Good morning and happy weekend to you! I want to continue our recap of my Ecuador trip! We caught tapir number two (like Mambo No. 5, but less musical!) just a couple days after we caught Jackie. Say hello to Fayna! Our amazing trackers were out in the forest with the dogs maybe only a … Continue reading Tapir Number Two
Well then all of a sudden it was May. What the heck?! But seriously, time is flying. I can't keep up. Between my awesome trip to Ecuador, a promotion at work, my Happiness Project, and a whole lot of other stuff going on it's been hard to keep up with the blog. But as ever, … Continue reading A Mountain Tapir Expedition in the Andes
Howdy friends!! I'm sorry I've been so absent from the blog lately. Life has shifted into overdrive lately and I have been trying to catch up. BUT! I still want to recap my awesome trip to Ecuador. My Zoo sent me and two other people to Ecuador to track and find wild mountain tapirs! Our … Continue reading Papallacta, Ecuador
I am back in the land of good WiFi so get ready for a barrage of Ecuador pictures! My work sent me to Ecuador for a two week expedition to radiocollar wild mountain tapirs and get biological samples on them. This information will hopefully give us a better idea of where these animals range and … Continue reading Colorful Quito!