I am a undergrad student majoring in Wildlife Ecology at the University of Maine. I switched from journalism during my third year and will be sticking around for a while, but the extra work to complete this degree is worth it, I love what I do, and there is so much to learn. One of the most important aspects of science is the art of field work, maintaining the high standards of data collection while dealing with the practicality required when working outdoors in a world where so much is out of a researcher’s control. Working in the field with wildlife requires both the knowledge read about in class rooms and the outdoorsmanship learned through hands on experience. This blog is a record of my stories, lessons, and accomplishments in the craft out real world wildlife science.