In Order To Think Like A Bird, One Must Be A Bird

The OVF hosts a bird banding program on Tuesday mornings at the pavilion in town.  Joining Kim, Erica and I at the bird banding program are Malia and Bridget. Malia and Bridget are members of the Yale School of Public Health. They are studying the ecology of Lyme disease. Since ticks often find themselves latched to birds, they take this opportunity to remove the ticks from the birds that Kim bands in order to study tick borne diseases further. 

Somehow the topic of hair feathers came up while we were cleaning up after the bird banding program. Naturally, we all decided that we needed to have feathers put into our hair. Sooner rather than later, a date and time was set for this occasion.

 Erica (left) and I displaying our hair feathers .

Erica (left) and I displaying our hair feathers .

About two days later, we all met at a local shop to face our first challenge - what color feathers should we get? I decided to go with nice, natural-looking feathers. Kim went with both a blue and purple feather. Erica elected to get green and blue feathers. Malia went with one green and one yellow feather. Finally, Bridget decided to keep it natural and picked a brown spotted feather.  Lickity-split the feathers were placed, one at a time, into our hair. They looked great!

 Kim, Malia, Erica, Bridget and Meg (Left to Right) showing off their great hair feathers.

Kim, Malia, Erica, Bridget and Meg (Left to Right) showing off their great hair feathers.

Who says an internship can't be fun? Not only is the work itself enjoyable, but the people you meet and the places you go are what makes an internship that much better.

*Special thanks to MarMar who put these beautiful feathers into our hair and letting us take pictures in her amazing store.*