Another day on Petit Manan Island, yes there is major seabird action going on here on our island right now – our terns and alcids are hatching daily and eider chicks are running about, but this post is all about what goes on behind the scenes, the things that keep this island going, the things that maybe aren’t so glorifying.
So to keep everybody in line here on PMI we have something called “Worm Duties.” Everyday, someone new is the “worm-of-the-day” and they have to basically do all the house chores, daily weather, and alcid counts of the day. To make being the “worm” extra special, we have to wear the worm hat while working. As we say it has special powers and makes you work harder, maybe even faster so you can take it off quickly!
As well as other island duties:
Wow I”m exhausted just looking at all these working photos, oh no got to go! Time for Tern Productivity checks then Leach’s storm petrel checks and data entry!