Field trip to the Alps

October 9, 2008 – 4:04 pm

Went on a great field trip today to the Alps where the Lausanne crew does a lot of their research. Here are some pictures.

We first visited a botanical garden with alpine plants from all over the world. This is Gentiana farreri.

More cow bell! According to one of our Swiss companions, the Swiss countryfolk actually compete for the most enormous cow bell.

The cows create terracing on the alpine hillsides which then affects snow distribution.

Stuff white people like: fondue in an alpine hut in the Swiss Alps.

The chamois, Rupicapra rupicapra.

Marko, Andrew, Bill, Antoine, Anthony, Hope, Ann, Christophe, Loic, Julieta, Pascal, Ken, Bruno, Bill

And just to keep it real, a giant hilarious Swiss chicken.

I am deeply grateful to our Swiss hosts for an awesome trip.

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