Really enjoyed meeting fellow southeast pop gen scientists at the #SEPEEG2017 conference in the woods of North Carolina. We got to canoe in a cypress swamp (pitcher plants!), camp in rustic cabins (wolf spiders!), and spend the evening by a bonfire (talking salamander diversity!). My talk on asymmetric introgression of female competitive traits in the jacana hybrid zone won a presentation award – good practice for my upcoming defense!