The 2016 fall in Samford Valley was very dry, resulting in much lower water levels and a drier site this year than last year. However, the winter has been really wet (the lake is more full now than it was in the photo below, but not as full as last year).
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.
IRES 2016 is about to start in Brisbane, and we are busy prepping the house for the arrival of the undergrads (ie making trips to Ikea and Big W). Here are Joe, John, and Mary Margaret at Ikea getting bunk beds and John/Joe putting them together. We’re pretty much ready!