EEB 321 Foldscope

The specimen was collected outside of Jadwin Hall at Princeton University on 12/4/18. It was taken from some sandy dirt that was collected from a spot near a pedestrian walkway. The sample is blurry, but the dirt appears to have a rocky quality, which is in line with observations found by the USDA’s Soil Quality…

Feathers of a Bird

When I first received a Foldscope, I planned on exploring the woods near my house in upstate New York with it. However, before I could make it back home, inspiration struck elsewhere in the form of four fluffy individuals found in my friend’s house: budgerigars. Budgerigars – also known as common pet parakeets – are small, long-tailed…

Chimeras in Punta Cana

The Dominican Republic was the first place that Christopher Columbus landed and conquered in December, 1492.  It became the first European settlement in the Americans and was the main site of the Spanish operations in their conquest of the Americas.  Since then, the Dominican Republic has had many different governments, which began with a declaration…