|Large, intermediate, and small morphed medium ground finches (L-R)|
|Large and small beak morphs of medium ground finches|
However, the most amusing thing happened today. Today, we were five heading into the field, and it was raining. We bundled Andrew up under a tarp and stuck him in the back of the truck (no photos, sorry!), so the rest of us piled in the main cab and dozed off on the drive to EG. Just before we got to the turn off, Sofia inhales sharply, and then says 'oh noooooooo' very quietly. Confused, I looked at her and asked if everything was ok. "I forgot my boots!" She was waiting until the last minute to change her shoes, and instead, completely forgot to change her shoes.
Of course, this provided endless amusement for everyone. Sofia was quite relieved that nobody was mad, and instead, were concerned about her not getting cactus spines in her toes. Sofia explained (well, we helped with this huevelation) that because the previous two days the team had gone to EG beach, she thought that we would be going straight to the beach, and thus, flip-flops were all that were needed!
Since this was her first year as a graduate student and her first field season, Jeff and Andrew could not resist a documentation of the event.
|Supervisor not happy with student wearing flip-flops in the field|
|Student hiding identity in embarrassment|
|Student annoyed at supervisor who didn't even bother to wear flip-flops|
|Supervisor ashamed he doesn't have any shoes at all.|
Some behind the scene shots of the photo shoot:
|Jeff shielding his eyes from the blinding brightness of Andrew's feet|
|Jeff reports that the reflection from Andrew's feet fried his camera's light meter and automatic white-balance circuitry|