Good evening from beautiful Fort Collins, Colorado! Kyleen and I left Manhattan this morning and made excellent time across the exquisite and exciting western Kansas and eastern Colorado 🙂 Our host for tonight is a hometown friend of Kyleen’s, Kyle Taitt (pictured with us at right), who is a biology student at Colorado State University. Kyle studies animal behavior, and is currently working with an adorable marmoset named Bubba. Kyle and his roommates, Casey and Brian (also students at CSU), have quite the menagerie in their house, including a parrot, a leopard salamander, a red-eyed tree frog, green tree frogs, a fiddler crab, and myriad species of anemones and salt- and freshwater fish in two 40-gallon tanks. Kyle also manages an evolutionary science blog, which you should TOTALLY check out. We all went to downtown Fort Collins for some dinner, and then spent several hours chatting about various scientific topics.
We are now off to bed for a much needed rest before tomorrow’s long drive to Grand Teton National Park! Thanks Kyle, Brian, and Casey for letting us crash your house for a night!