Twenty minutes to spare…

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I spent yesterday’s environmental science lecture discussing the ins and outs of forest fragmentation and the impact of the edge effect on forest-interior dwelling species. Super fun for me as I had a chance talk about wood thrushes, cowbirds and such.  I usually keep my cell phone on the podium so I can watch the time… Unbeknownst to my students, I saw several texts come in about a juvenile yellow-crowned night heron that had just been discovered at Centennial lake.  🙂  It’s a bird not frequently seen in my home county and one I still needed for the year. I wanted to end class early and hop in my car…. but I resisted! 🙂

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