I can’t even begin to describe the terror and excitement going on in my head right now, because I am about to experience probably one of the most difficult and enlightening/exciting things in my life this summer…
I’m going to PERU to work on Hummingbirds!!! People, I’m going accomplish one of my lifelong dreams!!! Ever since I really figured out what I wanted to do in life, especially when it came to nature, I have wanted to go to The Amazon. I am going to be so close, and will have the opportunity to this summer!!! My mind is racing with all the great birds and wildlife I’m going to see, including just a few of the following:
The energy coming out of accepting the position I’ve taken helping a PhD student was so fulfilling last week that I could no longer keep this from all of you (unless you know me on Facebook, then you saw it on there too). I’ve made a map to show you where the field stations are, or my guess at where they are.
How awesome does that look! So, for a few more details, I’ll be camping out for two months, divided between these two sites starting at the beginning of July. I’ll be there until the end of September when I’m hoping Whit will be able to get some time off and come visit me so we can travel all over, especially to Machu Picchu! I’m so excited to go there! I’ve also started to stock pile all my stuff to take with me and simply can’t wait!!!
I’m going to have internet while I’m out there, but I’m not sure how often but I’ll make sure to try and keep you all updated with where I am, what I’m doing and well, how I’m doing having to live in the rainforest! It’s going to be tough, probably test my patience and cleanliness, but I’m ready for it.
Anyone been to Peru? South America? I’d love to hear your travel experiences with the country!!!