This month, we began our fifth (!) semester under the Covid pandemic. I still remember when, two years ago, the news of Covid19 broke in China during January of 2020. Inside a couple weeks, cases hit 80,000 - a number that seemed phenomenal at the time. I remember thinking, "This could be it. This could... Continue Reading →
Throwback to Fall 2020. Looks like we'll be masking up again this semester. I’ve faced some challenges these past couple weeks that have made it difficult to keep up with online activity. I have a wrist injury that has forced me, temporarily, to work with one hand. This makes certain tasks like typing much more... Continue Reading →
Covid19 reminded me that cultivating dreams is still, and has always been, at the center of what we should consider "practical."
Cup traps proved very effect for sampling early spring native bees. Friday, I met my student, Gabrielle, on a frosty spring morning to set up traps for her capstone project. Gabrielle is following up on work begun last year assessing the impact of stem nester refugia on native bee communities in prairie remnants at Jerry... Continue Reading →