It wasn’t as easy as I thought to participate in field work during a recent class field trip to a local wetland. With both my wrists in splints to prevent them from moving, I was unable to use many of the tools. I chose to stick to dry land for the majority of this trip to prevent falling and damaging my wrists further. Luckily, I did bring my good camera and took plenty of photos along the way. (Slideshow available below)
Not being able to write neatly or quickly also prevented me from taking manual field notes and I relied heavily on a 12 year old voice recorder to try to catch all of the information I needed. Unfortunately, this meant I was at the mercy of old technology, wind/background noise, and crackly play-back speakers. Playing back the recordings was a breeze, deciphering the information I needed was a bit trickier. I should have used newer technology like my cell phone but I really hadn’t thought it mattered much. However, I did have a lot of fun and learned a lot on my first time out. Can’t wait for the next one.