I am in Rhode Island until mid-December. Once I’m done unpacking etc., would be nice to explore the area (everything between NYC and Hudson Bay). If anybody is planning any interesting field trips around here, please let me know. In particular, shouldn’t we organize a trip to Muskeget Island to see beach voles (I’ve heard that it’s possible to find a boat for less than $100) while the weather is still good? Does anybody have any contacts among the marine mammal research community here? A chance to join one of the research trips to The Gully would be great. Northern right whales should still be around for another week or two. I’ll be particularly free November 5-16 (unless something changes), and am considering a trip to Canada to see Labrador collared lemmings and other northern goodies, but I don’t have a good car for this and don’t want to pay for all the fuel expenses by myself – anybody interested? Other ideas I have are a trip to Quebec City on Oct 5-6 for fall colors, and to Niagara Falls in December for gulls etc.