We are starting a new course this week with 2 new professors. Terrestrial Biology of the Galapagos is broken into 3 parts- botany, lizards, and birds. We dove right into the botany portion today with a 100 slide powerpoint this morning and a 2 hour walking field trip this afternoon. We went down the same boardwalk that my family did on Saturday but this time I had to recall each plant and learn to recognize it. Since everything is about botany you have to deal with plant pictures today.
|poisonous apples- only tortoises can eat them. even the leaves and bark can affect humans|
|endemic Galapagos cotton|
My task for the next two days is to figure out what this plant is- my professor didn’t know so I am using it for the topic of my botany project that everyone has to do.
|igaunas outside of Casa Rosada|
Already we have so much work- way different from Sarah’s class. I have to go home tonight and do a lot of textbook reading (my favorite) instead of playing cards or watching a movie with Maythe. Tomorrow we have double field trips so it looks like another busy day.