Field Photo Friday!

So I thought that instead of posting pictures of my thesis fieldwork I would upload some pictures of work I did as a field technician in Bull Neck Swamp Research Forest, North Carolina. I was privileged to work with a graduate student from North Carolina State University who was studying the effects and efficiency (cost and capture) of various trapping techniques on reptiles and amphibians. This research forest had recently been purchased by NC State University and was in the beginning process of development. Below is a picture of the swamp typical for this forest, only a few feet deep and full of pesky insects. Although, it was refreshing to wade through this after working in the hot summer heat.

I also enjoyed walking to this section of beach. It’s the northern edge of the research forest along North Carolina’s Albemarle Sound.

And finally, I wanted to include this photo as my future wife and I visited this beautiful lighthouse while she was visiting. The Bodie Island Lighthouse is located south of Nags Head and is part of Cape Hatteras National Seashore on the Outer Banks in North Carolina.

References:

Bull Neck Swamp Research Forest
http://cnr.ncsu.edu/fer/dept/bullneck.html 
Bodie Island Lighthouse 
http://www.nps.gov/caha/planyourvisit/bodie-island-lighthouse-restoration-project.htm
Cape Hatteras National Seashore
http://www.nps.gov/caha/index.htm
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~ by npvbroek on 04/15/2011.

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