My students took people out radiotracking snakes, and looking for new ones. Only males were out! We found some out basking, like this one:
And some we managed to yank from under the rocks:
Jordan, an undergraduate in the lab, demonstrating perfect snake-tubing form:
A favorite spot for Western pond turtles:
For the evening festivities, each student in PERL (plus some visitors) gave 5-minute presentations on their research. Here's the crowd:
My grad student Nick doing his presentation. Yes, that's a bull with a hat glued to it in the photo. We've switched from horses to cattle (and rabbits) as tick-breeding fodder.
And here are two undergraduates in the lab, Stephen and Ben, presenting their research. Yes, those are lizard tails sticking out of ice.
Now for the real fun: