What is this blog about?

For the last two months, I have been working for Professor Brian Farrell at the Harvard Museum of Comparative Zoology Laboratories documenting the bees of the Arnold Arboretum.  Along the way, there have been interesting finds, frustrating moments, hilarious conversations, and a plethora of strange looks from passersby.  I’d like to share with you those moments, as well as the knowledge I have gained.

Who am I?

I’m Georgia! I’m a Harvard undergraduate, Class of 2014, living in Winthrop House and concentrating in Organismic and Evolutionary Biology (with a secondary in sleeplessness).  In addition to staring at bees, I’m a musician (oboe, tenor sax, voice), dancer (ballroom), and occasional actor, and I’m never without a book on my lunch break.

Who should read this blog?

Anybody.  I want this to be really accessible to a general audience, particularly since I’m learning at the same time.  If you have any interest in the Arboretum or in bees, bookmark this!  No need to be an expert (because I certainly am not).

Anything else you should know?

I’ll try to update as frequently as possible, but I won’t bore you with mundane things like, “It was really hot at the Arboretum today.”  I’m more likely to bore you with, “It was really hot at the Arboretum today and the bees were smarter than I was and didn’t come out, so I barely caught anything.  It was disappointing.”  I’ll post interesting events, and of course, any knowledge of bees I gather.

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