Mussel Monitoring in the Sangamon River – 8/29/2020

There aren’t many things more fun than spending a day on the water – except maybe a day IN the water.  On this lovely Saturday, I convinced Hogan to come with me to a mussel monitoring event in Illinois.  I warned Hogan that we would get wet and dirty, but he was still unprepared for… Continue reading Mussel Monitoring in the Sangamon River – 8/29/2020

River des Peres Trash Bash – 10/19/2019

It wouldn’t be fall without us participating in another River des Peres Trash Bash. This year, Danelle was working a the festival site coordinating activities and food. And I was leading a clean up along the River des Peres not far away. And of course, its Cross Country season, so Corvin is out running with… Continue reading River des Peres Trash Bash – 10/19/2019

Danelle and Friends in the Lab – 10/17/2019

Danelle has been spending a lot of time in the lab sorting “bugs” from her samples.  Luckily, she has been getting help from some students who are looking to get some lab experience. Karen and Maria have been her reliable helpers this year.  This time, Danelle even got me in on the act as we… Continue reading Danelle and Friends in the Lab – 10/17/2019

June – 2019

Another great month has come and gone. Corvin and I started our unicycle trip and had a successful trip. Along the way, he started keeping a log of each visited in a pineapple notebook. One of my co-workers noticed the book and thought it was funny. His wife got a mirror as a gift for… Continue reading June – 2019

Ph.D Sampling – 11/21/2018

Re-posted from Danelle’s Science Blog. I’ve added some extra photos at the bottom. Winter Field Work Since my research is on winter use of road salt, much of my field work has been completed in the winter.  I’ve spent days climbing down storm drains to learn about municipal salt use.  This year, the Wednesday before… Continue reading Ph.D Sampling – 11/21/2018