Thursday, October 27, 2011
Sunday, October 23, 2011
Tuesday, October 18, 2011
This morning, the FRC Intro to Wildlife class captured a deer and outfitted her with a GPS/VHF collar. (She now has other pretty jewelry too – two ear tags). They are working with the California Department of Fish and Game to learn how to capture, handle, and collar deer in order to investigate how far our campus deer stray from the hay barn. :-J
It was a great experience for students who set up drive nets, waited until a deer wandered into the area, then chased her into the nets where she became temporarily entangled. They ‘mugged’ her (wrestled her down, blindfolded and hobbled her), then took blood samples, body measurements, vital signs, sampled the insects on her body (mostly ticks), collected hair samples, ear-tagged, and collared her. If you see a deer with a big fancy necklace, you’ll know why! Another capture attempt is planned in a couple of weeks.
Darla S. DeRuiter, Ph.D.
Environmental Studies & Outdoor Recreation Leadership
Feather River College
570 Golden Eagle Drive
Quincy, CA 95971
Wednesday, October 12, 2011
On every campus I know, parking spaces are at a premium and enforcement can be brutal. You may get away with cutting a class or two, and cheating on a test will get you an "F", but taking a full-time faculty parking spot has serious consequences. :-J
Tuesday, October 11, 2011
Sunday, October 9, 2011
Wednesday, October 5, 2011
Monday, October 3, 2011
(*famous) The tree was mentioned in this Sacramento Bee article on Sunday Sept. 25, 2011 touting the Leaf-Peeping opportunities in Plumas County.
... The Judge Theiler [correct spelling is Thieler] Tree, a maple near Quincy's courthouse, has become a magnet for photographers and painters, drawn by its size and stunning colors. ...Here are photos of artists in action painting the tree last year.