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The Roving Naturalist
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Nick Steijn 3h
Replying to @NickSteijn
22/30 My biggest lesson is that follow-up is *crucial.* You can work your tail off thinning 20 acres of woods but if you ignore it, you’ll have 20 acres of invasive weeds soon. So, don’t bite off more than you can handle, treat resprouts, and seed in a native cover crop
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Nick Steijn 3h
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Day 21: Field transportation is nothing glamorous. I’m very lucky that the DNR provides me with a work truck. For spots that are harder to access, the trusty gator 6x4 gets the job done... but sometimes you just have to carry your things and start hiking :)
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Nick Steijn 2h
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24/30 Idk what my favorite study species is. I think that with time, I will develop a “relationship” with different species. For now I’ll say oaks - it feels so good to free them up from overgrown shrubs. Even if they are a little.. well, ugly. Check out this bur oak 😂
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The Roving Naturalist 2h
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Nick Steijn 3h
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Day 23: Fieldwork “arts & crafts” is one of the biggest reasons why I love ecology. Other fields use $10k equipment that requires careful calibration; we use... PVC pipes. 5 gallon buckets. Rubber bands. And creativity :) Behold the Death Stick and the Seed Shaker 9000
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The Roving Naturalist 5h
Replying to @BioInFocus
Just hearing all this from you means a lot, Morgan. Sometimes I just need to be reminded 🙂
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The Roving Naturalist 5h
Replying to @BioInFocus
Ha if only it were the pressure of my employers! So far, PIs have been incredibly supportive of my scicomm. But when familial expectations pressure me to choose how to spend my time (and FoMO makes me regret not being accepted to certain opportunities), I start to lose my resolve
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stephen murphy 7h
day 24 favourite species. Oh so many. How about every Poaceae and every spring ephemeral?
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stephen murphy 7h
day 23.31415926 Fav arts and crafts. and me made pollination bags out of bridal veil - back in 1989(!). Can't show you pix because borrowed them for our Ontario Natural History course near Cabot Head provincial park here in Ontario.
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The Roving Naturalist 5h
Replying to @RvingNaturalist
I've been dealing with this dilemma a lot recently: is my unpaid scicomm something I should be devoting this much time to? Can I be a good scientist AND a good science communicator, especially when they both require a lot of time to do well?
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The Roving Naturalist 5h
I'm putting the finishing touches on a piece - I'm really proud of this one, but I'm also struggling to finish. Is it because I have a growing to-do list, and nobody's paying me to do this work? Not complaining, just examining how priorities and compensation might misalign.
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Nature Check 8h
Still 2 weeks to go before you get to see what Fletcher, Artemis, Lucanus, Kae, and Cedric will be up to next. But in the mean time, catch their most recent adventures in a brothel and an apothecary:
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PBS Digital Studios 10h
Here's how our miniseries STELLAR works on YouTube: • , , & show you really cool space research in a video • Those videos will appear on the channel that features its host. • The first video is on !
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Holly Jones 13h
Replying to @DocHPJones
it’s super hard to choose a favorite study species!! But if you’re going to make me.... Plant: Purple prairie clover. Mammal: Meadow jumping mouse (pictured). They are like mini kangaroos. Seabird: diving petrel. Love their inquisitive vocalizations.
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Adam Mitchell 12h
Day 24 Favorite study species. I work a lot with arthropods, and while pollinators get a lot of press, I think we should also consider the importance of detritivore and soil arthropods in restoration studies. They're cute, they're important, and they're understudied!
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The Roving Naturalist 12h
Replying to @lizziebxrek
I'm a biologist/ecologist who would love to help! Currently starting my PhD, so I will also be able to talk about the grad school process.
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The Roving Naturalist 14h
How exciting! If you're planning on having it be an educational channel, you should definitely check out as a resource and apply to join:
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Jeff Corbin 17h
Replying to @Jeff_d_corbin
Day 23 - Field arts and crafts I *love* walking into a hardware store and asking for help to make some crazy field item. Most helpers get into it - well, this [flashing/plumbing drain/etc.] could be..." science
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Heather Herakovich 14h
-Fav study species. My study species has always been birds, so just a tad biased. However, I think all species are fun to study!
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The Roving Naturalist 14h
Replying to @RvingNaturalist
24) Favorite study species: While I'm not tying myself to any specific organismal group for my lifelong research, right now I'm all about , so here are two of my favorites: Onthophagus taurus - with tiny bull horns! Phanaeus vindex - the shiny rainbow scarab
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