An overview of my week:
We did five days of collecting mice in the sagebrush and found predominantly fleas. A few days, because of the rain, we caught few to no mice, but a total of 18 contributed to our data.
We moved on to the mice near the river. This was definitely the most challenging place to set traps. Boots that were knee-high had to be worn to walk in the river; crawling under branches and climbing a few hills did not make it easy! We did get a great number of mice to examine and found mostly ticks.
When work was over we had a lot of fun during free time. One night we played Monopoly and went to the plaza for a concert. We also have been playing a volleyball tournament, and our biology class is in the semifinals! Wish us luck 🙂