Home Field Advantage

Written by Jean-Michel DeVink
Sunday, May 19, 2013

Photo of Jean-Michel DeVink.We’re based out of Saskatoon for a couple days, which is “home base,” and a nice break from hotels. Our ground segments today are just south of Saskatoon in some very good nesting habitat for waterfowl. One transect worked by two tandem crews has over 540 ponds, which makes for a lot of busting out ducks. The best part of getting out in the field, much like those early mornings in the fall, is the opportunity to see things most people miss, like a skunk searching the edge of a wetland for a duck nest or two.

A skunk scurries along the edge of a wetland along the transect searching for something to eat.

A skunk scurries along the edge of a wetland along the transect searching for something to eat. Photo by Jean-Michel DeVink, CWS