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September 30, 2009: Bromeliad Queen

Today after breakfast I started on the bromeliad work. Tasha was out working on the bird survey so she didn’t come back until 10 am. I got out the trays and worked on sorting through the soft matter from between the leaves. I pulled out all of the insects I could find and would put them into the alcohol mixture. It was very tedious work and I did that until lunch. After lunch Tasha and I went to work on the bromeliad in the bag. We had to cut it apart and wash off the leaves. As soon as I opened the bag I spotted a frog in the bottom of the bag. It is tedious work but not hard. We worked on it until dinner time. After dinner we had another presentation: the staff playing the guitar and singing songs. It was great to listen to them.
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