It doesn't feel entirely right for the Andersen and Streby Labs to be heading out of the field in June with all that amazing postfledging ecology going on without us. But, our job is done in the field for this year. All the vehicles are lined up on the way out of Rice Lake National Wildlife Refuge where the crews met to wrap up the retrieval tour. Rice Lake is one of the best places to work because the staff is great, the landscape is beautiful, and but for one poorly managed stand the golden-wing population is booming. Time to start the lab work!