In the past six months I have driven over 8,500 kms to collect Eucalyptus from the section Adnataria - thankfully the 10 species I am hunting are restricted to eastern Australia. Field work can be amazing, but it can also be tedious, frustrating and, at times, dangerous. The things that you do to stay sane often appear insane to your travelling companion/s.
Beautiful camping sites
Wildlife - emus, wombats, bats, lizards
Discovering that you can cook decent meals on a camp stove
Getting the samples you need
A tent that falls apart - sigh
Constantly reactivating silica - double sigh