Defining the Garcia Lab has become increasingly difficult, but one thing that certainly unites us is our childlike excitement over searching for amphibians. The newest addition to the Garcia Lab, Danielle Nelson, is conducting bioacoustics research on Pacific chorus frogs (Pseudacris regilla). Last night we went out to William L. Finley National Wildlife Refuge with her crew so she could record chorusing males. Not only did we come across some of the most adorable frogs and newts, but I got a reminder that trying to find specific individuals calling is like searching for a needle in a haystack.
We were also particularly excited to get our new waders in, although Evan's were rather large and I probably could've just hitched a ride in his. It's too bad I work in high elevation wetlands because my neoprene waders didn't come with the camouflage option...