For the first time in more than a decade, I will not be out with the sage-grouse this season. I’ll be teaching in Davis for both the winter and spring quarters. That means I’m able to help a bit with the on-campus video projects, and look longingly at field updates from Gail and Ryane. I’ll definitely miss seeing the sage-grouse and their antics, watching spring try to overcome winter’s grip on the landscape, and our local rituals (I can almost taste a Bonzai Burger with a pint of Rockchuck Rye at the Gannett Grill in Lander).
For those of you wanting to follow Chicken Camp, you can check out Ryane’s twitter account @RyaneLogsdon. Word so far is that the beginning of this season looks like the end of last season, with a very wet landscape.