Wednesday, November 23, 2011

I Don't Miss Mosquitoes

Our 2011 Christmas Card?
Every day I'm going through photos from the summer to illustrate the report and it's making me nostalgic for the field.  Unfortunately, there are many more dull, winter months ahead before summer rolls around again.  For the moment, I'm going to try to focus on one of the few negatives of doing fieldwork in the Arctic, to try to keep the itch away for as long as possible.  The fact of the matter is that the mosquitoes in Nunavut during July can make working outside miserable.

They're hard to escape.

I wanted to use this photo recently, but there's a bloody big mosquito obscuring part of the tent ring.
I recall feeling particularly crazy on this day.

On windy days, they might not be flying and biting, but they are there among the pebbles to photo-bomb your artifact shots.
Photo Credits: 
1: Derrick LeGrow or Corey Hutchings (sorry, I can't recall who took the pic for us)
2,3,5: Tim Rast
4: Lori White


  1. your gonna have to start kayakin in the fall winter buddy!

  2. Yeah, that would be alright, too.


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