First off, thanks to University of Michigan Ecology & Evolutionary Biology Department for the shout-out on their alumni news page.

Fittingly, a little ecology is also what has been keeping me from paper cutting this month. You can follow the action (once we get a more stable internet connection) at my lab’s 2012 field blog.

We have caught a boatload of fence lizards in our tour of the south.

male Eastern fence lizard, Sceloporus undulatus

Males can be really quite beautiful–this one is all full of testosterone and ready to mate.

In a week or so I will return to Pennsylvania for some lab work and hope to start up the paper cutting on my return! First in the queue: a paper indigo snake. Oh yes.


About Gail McCormick

Science writer at Penn State University; papercrafter, ecologist, theatre-lover.
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