Two weeks ago on a cool night in the desert, I wandered through mazes of sand and squinted up at some of the brightest stars I’d ever seen. These crazy aliens called “cacti” waved their stiff arms at me and I giggled every time I saw one that looked like a foot pouf.
In the space of 1.5 weeks this October, I had the pleasure of both hiking up mountains and mucking around salt marshes. I would like to recount some of my (mis-)adventures from traveling all across the wilds of North Carolina.
How can we translate between water and regulatory decisions when water speaks so many languages?
I’m creeping through a forest in Gabon. Chasing elephants. Dangerous, enormous elephants.
One of the lessons that I’ve been learning at the Nic School has been how to manage water resources that are changing in their availability, their dynamics, and their uses. I look forward to the chance to help forge a new path for water managers.
Being a caring nature-lover, I figured it would be a good idea to sneak up on the swans and scare them.
The bald eagle would swoop down toward the lake, in pursuit of duck confit, and all the ducks would start squawking and circling up into the air. The sky looked like it was full of swirling, squawking pepper flakes.
“I’d like to highlight some of the weird or exciting activities and habits that have come along during my first five months at the Nicholas School.”
The Duke Lemur Center is a magical oasis of Madagascan paradise (which just means it’s a nice spot in Duke Forest that happens to have some lemurs in it) where I get to spend some of my time.