Hello all! We just got back from our trapping session down south and we have some things to report. First, our third array is done!!! FINALLY!!! We had a great 7 man crew to help finish it up on one of the hottest days we've had down there. The third site, Long Tin, is very different from our other two sites and has been thinned out by the forest service within the past year, I'm guessing. I'm not sure which was worse, the sun or the fields of poison ivy we were in... I think Krissy and Russ would say the poison ivy :( We are very happy to have it completed! One of our payoffs was catching a ground skink with a tick on it's arm!! That is our second ground skink with a tick out of the dozens we have caught without ticks and it was predicted ticks wouldn't be on those little guys. Very cool!
Here are some pics from the trapping session before this one. We never got our trap dividers (the order was lost) so we constructed THE PLUNGER instead. You can't really tell (it's upside down in the cage) but it's beautifully decorated.