Abstract – Waverly Garner

Hi, I’m Waverly Garner.  Welcome to my W&M Charles Center summer 2016 research project blog!  Before diving into the details of the blog, here’s a little about my interests and background.  I hail from the small town of Farmville, Virginia, the proud home of Longwood University and High Bridge Trail State Park.  Growing up in the countryside outside of the town fostered my early interest in nature; my parents often had to work hard to make sure I returned from the woods at some point to assure them I was still alive.  We spent most of our time outside chopping wood for the stove, gardening, working on the yard, and of course taking long walks down the lane.  From an early age my parents instilled in me a love for adventure and a love for asking lots and lots of questions.

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