Biggest impression of Panama? The plugs all look so... traumatised. Aw, it's gonna be ok, little plug. It really is. :/
Tomorrow, I'm out in the field surveying for seeds (as part of the wider Janzen-Connell project, I'm specifically working on insect seed predators, or 'seed parasitoids', along a gradient of increasing humidity). Excited to get seed-collecting!
Tonight, was out with Gamboa's bat group mist-netting for bats along forest streams. And we caught the elusive 'wrinkle-faced bat' (famed as 'a face only a mother could love') - so mysterious that some of the bat group hadn't caught any before... Pretty lucky! :)
Here are a few photos from the mist-netting if you're interested :)
Every Thursday, a talk (strangely called a 'Bambi') is held on Barro Colorado Island (BCI), a world-famous research island in Lake Gatun. Gamboans can catch a speedboat across the Canal to get there. Fascinating talk about cooperation and conflict in fig wasps. Pretty incredible place...!
Blog belonging to Patrick, studying the weird and wonderful mysteries of neotropical wasps in French Guiana and Panama
Adventures of a
of a young ZOOLOGIST