Spent the day out covering loon research being done on the Turtle-Flambeau Flowage. I love these sorts of assignments because they get me way closer to the wildlife than I would ever go on my own. It's always nice to have the supervision of a professional with stuff like this. Really cool research method, too: they're using trail cams to monitior predation on the nests. I'm not going to spoil any of the surprises, but I will say they're getting some really interesting stuff.
And, when the researchers offer you tea and homemade rhubarb pie at the end of the day...well, that's pretty great too.