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5/20/2010
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Previous Posts
Snails in Paradise
What do you know about snails?
Career Spotlight: Field Biologist
Notice: East Coast Branch Closure
May all beings be free from suffering: late winter in the country
The country haircut



the natural world

Category List
April - National Poetry Month 2008
depression
dogs
February Smackdown
food and wine
Hawaii
Italy 2k7
pants
people
robot
the natural world
the rest of the world
the sexy



Favorite Things
drinking
· burdock root tea
eating
· gingerbread
reading
· Lucky Peach


Tuesday May 4th.

Arrived on Saipan last night- crossed date line- missed a day. Aquarius Beach Tower [the hotel] is spacious- I'm sharing a suite with S.C. She's fantastic and brought good coffee.

Team meeting this AM with the camp and USFWS folks. They had nice maps. The long and short of it is that we have no idea when they will get us to Pagan Island.
"Maybe tomorrow"- a very popular island saying.
Plane? Helicopter? Boat? Nobody seems to know.
Since there is no real plan for us to leave we will try to survey around here for snails. Fearless Leader has some contacts and info about Partula gibba that we will follow up on.

Wi-fi at the hotel but did not bring my computer. Checked email on my phone (I wonder what the charges will be) and got a great message from M_.

Other details: Fearless Leader did not realize that his license was expired so renting a car took longer than expected.
People here are incredibly nice.
CNMI has its own "state" quarter.
The team is getting along well.

Birds from yesterday:
white terns (not fairy terns)
golden white-eyes
micronesian honey-eaters
island swiftlets
micronesian starling
collared kingfishers
eurasian tree-sparrows
rufus fantail






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