This summer we've been extra busy with field work. We have a few high profile jobs that require us to be environmental monitors for construction for a variety of reasons. It's making sure that trees that are threatening power lines are safely removed without disturbing rare turtles or their habitat or making sure that a major construction operation doesn't injure any rare turtles. Both of these operations continue no matter how hot it gets even when it's record breaking. Above is a pic I took of my mobile weather instrument taken in the shade one day. It did get hotter but I didn't feel like doing much of anything aside from snapping pics. I was surprised to see a couple painted turtles fully basking on the hottest time of the hottest day. I guess they don't mind short spans of the heat as much as I thought.