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An Exercise in Microblogging

While in accompanying the research team, we microblogged to Twitter from a mobile device. The log has been compiled below:

 

 

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Day 1

We're on the train - first step in the journey - to accompany a research team in the field -looking at the connection between Lyme disease & biodiversity.  07:10 AM August 25, 2008 from txt

Next phase of the journey to CT field site, looking at Lyme disease & biodiversity connection. Cell reception spotty but will try! 10:56 AM August 25, 2008 from txt

An environmental health issue: Lyme disease is caused by a bacterium B. burgdorferi and transmitted to people by tick bite. 11:23 AM August 25, 2008 from txt

Learn more about Lyme Disease on the CDC web site: http://tinyurl.com/5sgfwe 11:59 AM August 25, 2008 from txt

We're here! The EPA-funded research team will explain study design & how we'll survey biodiversity. 12:07 PM August 25, 2008 from txt

Waiting for others in the research team.... Lots and lots of little gnats! Several hikers enjoying the trails. 12:24 PM August 25, 2008 from txt

We're heading into the grounds, we'll be setting humane traps to see the amount of small mammals in the area. 01:21 PM August 25, 2008 from txt

Gorgeous afternoon, dappled sunlight hits the leaves on the ground, we're by a creek, setting traps, met a little frog. 02:04 PM August 25, 2008 from txt

Mossy rocks, gurgling water. We set 20 shermans traps baited w/ seeds & 6 larger tomahawk traps w/ extra treat of peanut butter. 02:17 PM August 25, 2008 from txt

Well being of the animals is very important, bait sustains them and traps are humane. 02:19 PM August 25, 2008 from txt

We mark the start and the end of the line with flags, we'll be back tomorrow AM to count what we catch... What will it be? 02:24 PM August 25, 2008 from txt

Oops...almost stepped into a yellow jacket nest. That was a close call! Got some good pix, though. 02:26 PM August 25, 2008 from txt

We're off to a second survey site. 02:36 PM August 25, 2008 from txt

These folks set up bird nets, gather data, looking at # of ticks... now is not a busy time for birds, not breeding /migrating now 04:29 PM August 25, 2008 from txt

Traps set at 2 sites, larger and smaller sized to get a good sense of the diversity of mammals, bird nets will go up tomorrow AM. 04:36 PM August 25, 2008 from txt

 

 

 

 

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