We Three Biologists

We three biologists of the Conservancy,

Bearing breder traps we travel afar,

Flatwoods and Prairies, Marshes and Mangroves,

Following yonder GPS.

Oh

GPS of wonder, GPS of light,

Satellites please stay strong and bright,

Westward leading still proceeding,

Guide us to our sampling sites.

Into the Flatwoods go we three,

Stopping only to climb a pine tree,

Frogs are calling, Bears are bawling,

Following tracks and scat.

Oh

GPS of wonder, GPS of light,

Satellites please stay strong and bright,

Westward leading still proceeding,

Guide us to our sampling sites.

Checking traps in waist high grass,

Praying skunks don’t give us a blast,

Bird surveying first, Ant counting last,

While watching deer run the fifty yard dash.

Oh

GPS of wonder, GPS of light,

Satellites please stay strong and bright,

Westward leading still proceeding,

Guide us to our sampling sites.

Oh where oh where is that Florida mouse,

We really wish we were back at our house,

Bugs are biting and, uh oh is that lightning Back to the truck we must go.

Oh

GPS of wonder, GPS of light,

Satellites please stay strong and bright,

Westward leading still proceeding,

Guide us to our sampling sites.

Into the marshes we three proceed,

Trying not to get stuck in the reeds,

Snakes are hissing and our canoe is listing.

Wondering which way to go

Oh

GPS of wonder, GPS of light,

Satellites please stay strong and bright,

Westward leading still proceeding,

Guide us to our sampling sites.

Navigating the mangrove maze,

Going to fall one of these days,

Tripping, sinking, slipping and sliding,

Measuring trees at breast height.

Oh

GPS of wonder, GPS of light

Satellites please stay strong and bright

Westward leading still proceeding,

Guide us to our sampling sites.

Back to the Conservancy we go,

Several Burmese pythons in tow,

Time for a shower, it’s the bewitching hour,

We’ll return in the morn to do it again,

Oh

GPS of wonder, GPS of light

Satellites please stay strong and bright

Westward leading still proceeding

Guide us to our sampling sites.