Well, a science student, anyway. While I was at my parents’ house I went through some old boxes of books and I came across the field notebooks I used for various projects back in college, filled with pages and pages of notes and data. It brought back a lot of memories of all the different things I worked on – interactions between hummingbirds at a feeder in Costa Rica, counts of bird diversity at different sites in the area around campus, plant transects through bogs, my big senior thesis on how garlic mustard affected spring wildflower abundance. (None of this was ever published or anything, just various student projects.) Here’s a page of notes on robin behavior for my ornithology class.