Being in the Right Place at the Right Time

[We finally heard from Elli! Here's her commentary on being involved with the Seattle Times article we linked last week. I think the feature might have had more to do with merit than she claims, though! -- KMP]

Not only is phenology (the study of seasonal events) all about perfect timing, but this summer I found myself in a serendipitously-timed visit from the Seattle Times. Two weeks into a 10-week, fast-paced field season Lynda Mapes, a science writer from the Seattle Times called me and expressed interest in my work. Happy to oblige and enthused that she found my research interesting, Lynda and photographer Mark Harrison joined me and wrote an article, articulating some of the hypotheses I am testing and explaining some of my preliminary results. I have always considered myself one of the luckiest people around but getting a full-page article on the front page of the Seattle Times must mean that I was in exactly the right place at exactly the right time!

-- Elli J. Theobald

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