A gull dies on Monomoy

Foreword: predator control is a complex issue on Monomoy- how are we the ones to decide what birds live or die on this island?

Monomorning

Just a little bit of Monomoy to brighten up you day.

Welcome to PIPLODES

Part of our work requires entering observation data into the PIPLODES, perhaps better known as the “On-line Data Entry System for MA Piping Plover Census Form” according to the commonwealth of Massachusetts. Here’s a training video we’ve created over the past week showing people how it’s done; it really highlights the power and simplicity of…

Reflections on the Island

Today’s post comes from a letter I’m writing to a friend.  That’s all for tonight, just a few thoughts at large about having spent the last 2 months on the island. Let me know what you think about the post format- it’s nicer to write on paper. 

Camp Life

I love the colony. I know that if you read my last post, you might think that I don’t care for, dislike, or even hate the colony. It’s noisy, sandy, inconvenient, and smells bad. It’s kind of like a city, and it’s the contrast with the peace and solitude of the rest of the island…

Landfall

The most exciting day of the week: getting back to land and having people look at you like an alien as you leap from the boat into the shallows, covered in days of sunblock and tern poop, harsh tanlines, and carrying your life in a soaking wet pack.