And They’re Off!

The Iowa State University biology class is on their way!  Biology 393: Biodiveristy of the Boreal Forest to be exact.  Jim and Jim bring a group of 7 students every May on a week long trip in the Boundary Waters looking for things of biological interest with a side of adventure.  Doesn’t that sound like a fun trip?  They will be out looking for open water and things like Vulpicidia pinastri (Powdered Sunshine lichen), Polytrichum pilferum (Awned Hair Cap moss), Cladonia chlorophae (Mealy Pixie-cup lichen), and Umbilicaria muehlenbergii (Plated Rock tripe).  After a hot French toast breakfast and lots of coffee, the class layered up and shoved off fighting a strong headwind for the Missing Link portage.  First group off the Tuscarora beach this spring!

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1 Response

  1. Rachel says:

    I would like to apologize to every English teacher I have ever had for all the typos in my blog posts but especially for the glaring one in this post’s title. Haste makes waste!