Wow - fantastic job on the Halifax Explosion question!!! It was actually the largest man-made explosion prior to Hiroshima!
Today was really, really cold and rainy! We went to our new location at Cook's Lake. This area is owned by Dr. Buesching's family. It is used as a research site and animal sanctuary. Today the high temperature was 8"C (37ºF) with wind at 48 km/hour (30 mi/hr)and we also had rain! However, we still had to be out in the field! We even had to wear our Wellies today (rain boots)!
Today we put out new traps in two areas. One was an open field to trap for Short-Tailed Shrews who are insectivores. The other area was in a hard-wood brush area to trap for Jumping Mice (they look like small Kangaroo Rats).
Dr. Buesching and Dr. Newman are Conservation Biologists. They work on finding solutions for wildlife conservation in various areas. They try to work with the community to raise awareness of what is happening and come up with solutions that the community can benefit from.
Challenge: What issues could Conservation Biologists help with in Arizona?