Friday, August 14, 2009

Reporting from North Carolina

Blogging has taken a back seat to almost everything in my life these days. Now that I've temporarily relocated to North Carolina for the next 10 weeks, it has become even easier to ignore this blog, as The Drinking Bird surely will cover all of our trips to the field. It's great to be out here spending time with Nate, Danielle, and Noah though, and I only occasionally mention to Nathan that my life Red Cockaded Woodpecker that is out there for the ticking!

I did receive great news that our GLADE TogetherGreen grant was approved for 2010! Today I discovered this link to YouTube from the TogetherGreen website.

TogetherGreen and the Greater Ozarks Audubon Society present GLADE!

I have begun my adventure in Science Teaching at Orange Charter School in Hillsborough, North Carolina. I'll be working with 6th, 7th, and 8th graders beginning on August 20, but am currently putting in a week of preparation for classes to begin. So far, it's going well. More on that in a later post, no doubt.


noflickster said...

How very cool you're able to relocate for such a substantial period to be with your grandson, along with "gainful employment" while there. Seems like you got both birds in the bush in your hand!

Hope you have a wonderful time (but I've gotta wonder, moving south in August? Yikes!).


Greg said...

Hi Mike,
Yeah, it is great. We went birding at Mason Farm on Sunday morning with Noah. He was very quiet! Had a nice Sunday brunch with Nathan and Danielle afterward, while Noah entertained us with lots of smiles!
The weather? I have forecasts for Ozark and Chapel Hill on my webpage, and so far the temps have been very similar. So far, so good!

Jochen said...

Hi Greg,
I absolutely second Mike's comment: this sounds absolutely great.
However, I can't refrain from mentioning that I have missed your blogging and hope you will not leave all of it to Nate during those 10 weeks. You surely will tell us in your own words how you discovered a small population of Red-cockaded Woods in Chapel Hill?
And great news about the 2010 grant. It goes to show that grand projects will always receive a grant (ha!).
Looking forward to your 2010 GLADE reports (but only AFTER some substantial blogging on other subjects)


Jochen said...

Hi Greg,
how are things?
Still around?
Sure you are, so let's hear some!