Sept 2015 – Inyo National Forest – Bishop, CA

September Eastern Sierra-35

Liana is a great helper!

Liana is a great helper!

Giving the jars a final check!

Giving the jars a final check!

September Eastern Sierra-32 September Eastern Sierra-31

Caroline and Liana!

Caroline and Liana!

Caroline and Kevin putting the beetles into their overwintering tubes

Caroline and Kevin putting the beetles into their overwintering tubes

Rose helping to make overwintering homes for the beetles

Rose helping to make overwintering homes for the beetles

Beetle's overwintering home= a tube + some coco husk + a couple willow leaves + beetles!

Beetle’s overwintering home= a tube + some coco husk + a couple willow leaves + beetles!

Covering the overwintering tubes so the beetles won't get out

Covering the overwintering tubes so the beetles won’t get out

September Eastern Sierra-25

Kevin

Kevin

September Eastern Sierra-23

Lunch at Bluff Lake

Lunch at Bluff Lake

Bluff Lake

Bluff Lake

Looking for beetles!

Looking for beetles!

Willow leaves

Willow leaves

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The perfect weather to go with the perfect view!

The perfect weather to go with the perfect view!

September Eastern Sierra-14

The willows this year do not look too good but we still managed to collect over 300 beetles!

The willows this year do not look too good but we still managed to collect over 300 beetles!

Rose

Rose

(Left to right) Caroline, Elizabeth, Nathan, and Kevin

(Left to right) Caroline, Elizabeth, Nathan, and Kevin

(Left to right) Rose, Elizabeth, Caroline and Liana, and Kevin

(Left to right) Rose, Elizabeth, Caroline and Liana, and Kevin

Nathan and Liana playing American Gothic

Nathan and Liana playing American Gothic

Elizabeth with our no-snow beetle overwintering set-up in the shed

Elizabeth with our no-snow beetle overwintering set-up in the shed

Caroline and Kevin burying the beetles at our snow overwintering site

Caroline and Kevin burying the beetles at our snow overwintering site

Caroline and Elizabeth

Caroline and Elizabeth

Caroline, Liana, and Rose

Caroline, Liana, and Rose

Everybody is working hard to prepare for the beetle snow vs. no-snow overwintering experiment

Everybody is working hard to prepare for the beetle snow vs. no-snow overwintering experiment

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