Saturday, January 29, 2011

Return from the rain forest

I have returned to Connecticut from my trip to Ecuador - quite a change in climate, that's for sure! It is great to be back, and I am enjoying all of the snow, but of course I have tropical stories to tell.

I will be blogging about my trip in the upcoming weeks, I have a lot of photos and videos to share. I spent one week at a research station in a cloud forest in the Andes, and another week or so driving around the lowlands of the Amazon basin. I accompanied a few scientists on an expedition to collect odonates (dragonflies and damselflies), though I was often free to explore on my own.

I started with few expectations, and was overwhelmed by the wildlife each day. Mud boots, an insect net, and my camera were essential gear. I came back with chigger bites, a slight sun tan, and way too many fabulous ideas for research and sewing.

I will also be mixing in updates about my shop and my second semester of grad school. My etsy shop is reopened, and I am working on my line-up of custom orders. Cannot wait until I have time to make some rain-forest-inspired plushies! So keep on the look-out.

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