This week, we did the same thing we do every week: try and take over the west side of Cowles Bog. David was hitch leader on Monday and Tuesday, and Christine was hitch leader Wednesday and Thursday. We tried a new variation of an old planting technique, which proved to be pretty successful. On Wednesday we were treated to a wonderful picnic by the Natural Resources Department at the park, where we got the opportunity to fraternize with NPS staff. The best part of the day (or maybe even week?) was witnessing the waders vs. non-waders basketball game. We learned second-hand that the bulkiness of hip waders really takes the game to the next level. The next day, we begrudgingly left the field around lunchtime to finish working on our paper at the library.