Monday, March 31, 2008


I always hear people talk about how they hate Michigan - the weather is unpredictable and cold or there's nothing to do here. While there really isn't anything to do here, I have found something good about Michigan.

I was reading my Parasitology book for my test this week and noticed that a lot of the parasites are only present in the southern US. So there you are, a good thing about Michigan - parasites can't survive as well in Michigan and colder areas, and therefore there aren't as many parasites here.

Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Mammalogy Class

I had my Mammalogy Lab Practical the week before spring break. I actually enjoyed this test because I knew the material fairly well. I was surprised at how much I retained and the fact that you can identify the family or species of an animal just by its skull.

It's amazing how many distinguishing features are on an animal's skull. I also just found out that I did really well on the test, so that's a plus. Now we're learning rodents and they all look the same.