That sounds like a fantastic job perk! I'm not sure it would be for me; I
really enjoy being in new places, but I do not enjoy the getting there. With
all of that travel, have you kept a life list for your mammal species seen?
Please feel free to keep the list informed about any mammal-related events or
opportunities with Memphis Zoo, the Wolf River Conservancy, and MBWG.
From: missmammal-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx <missmammal-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> On
Behalf Of Kandy Bernskoetter
Sent: Wednesday, June 9, 2021 9:37 AM
Subject: [missmammal] Intro
My name is Kandy Bernskoetter, and I live right on the TN/MS state line near
Slayden on highway 72. I agree with Kira, a job at a major airline will allow
you to travel the world! I’m a pilot for FedEx, and take advantage of layovers
all over the world, seeing zoos, hiking trails, and more.
My undergraduate degree is from UC Berkeley in Geography, so I enjoy that side
of science as well. I was a docent at the Memphis Zoo for 16 years, where I
was a docent animal presenter, handling birds, mammals, reptiles, and more. I
currently serve on the board of the Wolf River Conservancy in Memphis. We are
a non-profit land trust, protecting the Wolf River, the source of our drinking
water. We are building a 26 mile paved Greenway along the river. We offer
education, conservation, and recreational activities. My favorite thing to do
is show people our native wildlife.
I’m really just a novice and enthusiast. I try to tag along with the
Mississippi Bat Working group when they count or net bats. I even paid to get
rabies inoculated! My bucket list trip would be to see the Okavango.
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