In July of 2008 my undergraduate student
Eric Strand and I took off from Grand Forks for a long collecting
trip through North Dakota, Montana, Idaho, Washington, Oregon and
all the way back, just taking a different road and driving through
Wyoming. We collected parasites of birds, shrews, fish and turtles.
In Washington and Oregon we were helped by Christina Brewer who
knew people and places very well. The trip was great and successful
from scientific viewpoint.