Yesterday I went to an Audrey Kawasaki exhibit in Santa Monica and was inspired to draw. (Also, I somehow happily stumbled upon a Henri Cartier-Bresson exhibit! That made my night.)
Last week we caught two mountain lions in the span of three days
! That makes it sound like it's not that special, but the biologists here have been trying to catch a lion since last May, and in five plus years of trapping cougars, these were only the 10th and 11th mountain lions they caught.
Also, over President's day weekend, Adia and I went backpacking in Joshua Tree National Park
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I am living in the Santa Monica National Recreation Area, on Mulholland Drive, and doing an internship through the park service. For my first two weeks, I am helping out the bobcat crew
, which involves getting up every day at 5 am to go check traps and then spending 8-10 hour days looking for cats etc. Yesterday we actually caught a bobcat! In another week I'll switch to my own work, pitfall trapping for reptiles and amphibians.
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