Let’s keep the tradition of delayed travel posts going!
In August last year, I joined Dom Wright, Rie Henriksen, and Robin Abbey-Lee, as part of Dom’s FERALGEN project, on their field work on Kauai. I did some of my dissertation work on the Kauai feral chickens, but I never saw them live until now. Our collaborator Eben Gering was also on the islands, but the closest we got to each other was Skyping between the islands. It all went smoothly until the end of the trip, when a hurricane came uncomfortably close to the island for a while. Here are some pictures. In time, I promise to blog about the actual research too.
Look! Chickens by the sea, chickens on parking lots, a sign telling people not to feed the chickens on a sidewalk in central Kapaa! Lots of chickens.
I’m not kidding: lots of chickens.
An old Nature News feature from a previous field trip (without me)
My post about our 2016 paper on Kauai feralisation genomics