Into the Bush

By Emma Rosenfield What a week! In preparation for our great journey into the bush, we practiced birding on a sunset cruise, met with various organizations to learn about fieldwork, and cut a few inches off of Hailey’s hair. With everything packed onto/into the three vehicles, we headed out on Wednesday for Santawani. We drove…

Into the Bush

By Emma Rosenfeld What a week! In preparation for our great journey into the bush, we practiced birding on a sunset cruise, met with various organizations to learn about fieldwork, and cut a few inches off of Hailey’s hair. With everything packed onto/into the three vehicles, we headed out on Wednesday for Santawani. We drove…

To the North!

by Russell Carter The past few days have been a whirlwind of activity. However, they started out a little slower, when we had the opportunity to dry out next to a fire and rest on the banks of the Rio Orfhidro, which we had made camp next to. After spending the past 7 days trudging…

“Un buen día para vivir”

By Devan Pensinger  It was surprisingly sunny as we drove into town of Tortel to begin our first big excursion of the semester. Tortel would be our home base as we prepared for backpacking and conducting fieldwork in the temperate rainforests of coastal Chile in Bernardo O’Higgins National Park. Although only three hours from Cochrane,…

Jeinimeni!

By Eric Van Dam (University of New Hampshire)   Sunsets are a funny thing in Patagonia. As the leaves on the ñirre trees unfurl from their aromatic bundles and newly-born guanacos take their first shaky steps over mats of neneo grande on the dusty valley floor of the Chacabuco, the austral summer marches ever forward.…