You never know who you'll meet or what you'll find out in an average day.
Today, while taking photos at one of my favorite ponds I saw two people on a lookout tower waving an antenna. Or it looked like that to my uneducated eyes. When they came down I went over and asked them what they were doing.
"We're tracking turtles with radio telemetry" said the woman.
The man, wearing hip length rubbers, said nothing.
"And the antenna, " I asked.
"We're using radio frequencies to track their movements."
The man kept busy while we talked--he put away the equipment.
"The turtles" she continued," are banded with different radio frequencies." We can pick up the movements of individual turtles.
When I drove off I hoped that there were rouge turtles out there who escaped surveillance.