In April 2011, I once again arrived on the Farallon National Wildlife Refuge to start another season of seabird research working with PRBO Conservation Science. In my seventh and perhaps last season, I decided to start a photo a day challenge for myself. The challenge is to share a new and interesting photo for each day I am on the island this year.
It was damp today. A sort of dreary, foggy, drizzle persisted all day. Yet even the poor weather has its upside, draping everything in gorgeous droplets. I was particularly fascinated by the drops in the bushy tops of the grass. Most of the grass here is invasive and becoming a serious problem as it moves into new areas and alters habitat. The auklets are especially affected as they seem to avoid digging their burrows in the grassy areas. Nevertheless, it does make for pretty pictures.