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Successful Birding Cup
 
Successful Birding Cup
Team Gosh-hawks had a successful 2018 Birding Cup at the local environmental center. Not only did we surpass our fundraising goal, but we beat our old team high score. This year we hiked 11 miles around Stone Valley and tallied up 82 birds species (if only we could add the amphibian, reptile, and plants!). Although…
Citizen Scientists for the Win
 
Citizen Scientists for the Win
This past weekend I attended the annual Pennsylvania Amphibian and Reptile Survey (PARS) meeting. PARS is an atlas project using citizen scientists to understand the distribution and relative abundance of herpetofauna in the state. I have participated in the project sporadically–especially considering all of my research captures end up in the same database run by…
Undergrad Mentee First Published Paper
 
Undergrad Mentee First Published Paper
Congratulations to Michael Antonishak, my first undergrad who I mentored. The project we did together is finally published in Herpetological Review. Check out the paper here. We were excited to find that our glow stick lures increased captures of frogs and salamanders by 200-600%!