In June, we were fortunate enough to host our friend Serena from Papua New Guinea. Serena helped us out in the field, and is pictured here holding everyone’s favorite red/black male, Greg (GRG, so named for his green, royal purple, and green color bands). Read more about the white-shouldered fairywren project, of which Serena is a key player, at the WSFW blog: https://wsfwblog.wordpress.com/
Oftentimes days off here are as busy if not busier than work days. Here are a few more pictures from a recent trip to Lamington National Park (adjacent to O’Reilly’s Rainforest Retreat, which has a feeding area for king parrots and crimson rosellas) and Springbrook.
Things have been busy here in Brisbane following the arrival of the IRES students. We’ve got a full field house with 6 undergraduate IRES students, 3 graduate students, and 3 technicians, plus several visitors over the past few weeks, including a week-long visit from the PIs, seen below taking their turn in the kitchen to make dinner for 16!
The students are all hard at work on their independent projects, and have been busy even on days off with trips to Noosa, Lamington, and Springbrook National Parks.