Scrolling through the ecology sub reddit- great forum by the way- I came across this article and stopped to wonder when we (the human race) will start caring about how our actions affect the environment. Now, because of our endless emissions, the cutest little mountaineer is on the brink of extinction. The pika is adapted … Continue reading American pika disappearing as California heats up
It's a beautiful Saturday morning, and I decide to sit on my porch while drinking coffee and talking to my mom on the phone. That's when I noticed a dead cockroach (not an uncommon sight on my porch) being carried away by ants. Being the curious biologist that I am, I started wondering...What do ants … Continue reading Porch chat: What do ants actually eat?
For labor day weekend, my mom and I decided to take an impromptu trip to Beaufort, which is a part of the outer banks of NC. We booked an Airbnb (located 1 mile from the historic district, and the heart, of Beaufort) and then set off on our journey. Day One It takes 5 … Continue reading Labor Day in Beaufort, NC: Wild Horses and Historic Ghost Tales
I've decided to start a new thread, or series of blogs, in which I sit on my patio and write about anything that happens to be on my mind. My patio is currently where I get all my deep thinking done. It's a place of solitude that offers me views of local wildlife (hummingbirds, squirrels, … Continue reading Porch Chats: “Collectivism”
Atticus and I were sitting around yesterday, enjoying another lazy summer day, when suddenly I was struck with the motivation to bake snickerdoodles! Unfortunately, I did not have any cream of tartar- who actually does own such a thing? After searching the interwebs, I found a great recipe for snickerdoodles that actually does not need … Continue reading Snickerdoodles (Without Cream of Tartar)
A Game of Thrones by George R. R. Martin This fantasy novel is the first in a series, called A Song of Ice and Fire, which contains a total of five books. Although it was a long read, I never found myself bored. The style of this novel alternates characters each chapter, giving away different … Continue reading Summer Book Favorites
I know it's been a while since my first Nepal blog, and many of you have been asking when the next one is coming, so here it is! Sorry for the wait... Since our first days of the program were Saturday and Sunday, the new volunteers had time to get to know the area, the … Continue reading Nepal 2017: Volunteering