El Jardín

Nina Finley
August 20, 2013

As you will find out, I love watching birds. My luggage was packed to the maximum capacity, 44 pounds, not because I brought too many outfits or shoes or hair products, but because I couldn’t choose which books to bring. I ended up with the whole library: field guides to the wildlife of the Galapagos, field guides to clouds, natural histories, novels, textbooks. The one book I couldn’t find was a field guide to the birds of Quito, so it’s on the list to buy first thing tomorrow!

While I can’t identify the birds here yet, I can admire the garden where they live. These photos are taken from the backyard of my host family’s house. I was lucky enough to get a personal tour from my host dad this morning.

Nina Finley

<p><span style="color: rgb(29, 29, 29); font-family: Arial, Verdana, sans-serif; font-size: 12px; line-height: normal; background-color: rgb(237, 237, 237);">Nina Finley is a sophomore at The Ohio State University. She ventured to the Midwest from her hometown of Seattle, Washington to major in Animal Sciences and Evolution &amp; Ecology. She would like to become a livestock vet or marine biologist. When she&rsquo;s not studying, Nina loves to play ultimate frisbee, watch birds and raise meat rabbits. She&rsquo;s passionate about agriculture, nature and Spanish, all of which she hopes to explore in Ecuador. Join the journey as Nina traces Darwin&rsquo;s path and explores the natural wonders of the Galapagos Islands!</span></p>

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