Every field season I get this contradictory feeling of excitement and pure terror/anxiety. This being my first year as a PhD student in the Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Department at the University of Connecticut, I wanted to start a picture blog that my friends, family, and colleagues can follow. For the next ten weeks, I will be pursuing my first field season in South Africa. There is so much to explore (I leave in 2 days!), so wish me luck!