Category Archives: Fieldwork/Collecting

Reflections and Ponderings – An Ode Filled Summer

By Rachel Davis I have been home from State College for a little more than a week. This past week has been more than enough time to reflect on the newly inserted piece in my career puzzle that was my … Continue reading

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An Observation

As I began graduate school in the Entomology Department at Penn State, I have reflected a lot about why I’m here and how I found my way. In this reflection and rumination, I have realized that natural history has always … Continue reading

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Video Games Leveled Up My Love of Nature

My story begins in high school. I was already set on becoming an entomologist and I had played my fair share of computer and Sega games while growing up. It was in high school when I was going back and … Continue reading

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North Carolina Collection Trip 2K16

Last week I went on my first true collection trip with Istvan Miko and his boys. It was a long week, it was a tiring week, and it was a very hot week. But it was amazing to see a … Continue reading

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“That is really big for a one-celled thing!”

Last summer I was funded by the National Science Foundation to work at the University of Michigan Biological StationĀ (UMBS) through a Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program. I like to think of this time as the beginning of my broad … Continue reading

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