Reading: wild wolves we have known: stories of wolf biologists' favorite wolves. i got this book through the international wolf center in ely, mn, a place we love to go and visit. wolves are lily's favorite animal and we both have an affinity for these beautiful, intelligent, amazing creatures.
this book is a collection of short essays written by different wolf biologists from all over the world. after reading maybe 8 stories i can definitely say i would make a terrible field biologist. i am so emotionally involved after just reading about the different animals i can't imagine how involved i would feel if i had been following a wolf for years... i don't think i would be able to separate my emotional attachment from my scientific duty, it has given me a whole new appreciation for the work that field biologists do.
and the stories themselves... they are compelling and interesting, both on a scientific and emotional level. they are written in a language that is accessible to the non biologist and paint a detailed and poignant picture of the lives of wild wolves. i would highly recommend this book to anyone interested in wildlife conservation, wolves, or field biology in general.
knitting: you'll notice there's no yarn in this photo... that's because i'm knitting on a top secret project right now. my knitnight group is doing a swap and i'm busy working away on my partner's project. we're exchanging items next monday, so you won't have to wait too much longer to find out what i've been doing with myself!
so now it's your turn: what have you been reading and/or knitting?!?