I think we are in a Wolf den..

This past summer me and my friend were out in te field scouting out new research sites. We drove far into the watershed on ATVs, until a road was non-existing. Ice was still covering parts of the watershed out there and we arrived at a huge beaver dam.

We continued walking around this weird place. It really felt like something was wrong about this place, it was just so quiet.

As we continued walking we kind of felt like maybe we weren't suppose to be here. But the whole area was really surreal, everything looked really spooky and it almost felt like a fairytale. Or maybe as Dorothy would have said: "Toto, I have a feeling we're not in Kansas anymore". The Beaver dam appeared to be active, but no signs of live beavers, and then there were all the wolf tracks, both young and adult. And I said: - I think this is a Wolf den...

The whole fieldseason treated us with this wonderful landscape though. Made me smile almost everyday we were out, even when the rain was pouring down...which actually didn't happen that often this year. Instead we had long fielddays with too many mosquitos and temperatures up to 92F/34 degreesC..that was tough.