Stephanie Fong, Zachary Fazio, Landis Masnor, and Renee Meschi are Shimer students participating in the Shimer Summer Internship Program. They regularly post updates about their internship experiences.
This post is from Renee Meschi, who is studying international business and entomology at the Montezuma Bed & Breakfast and Butterfly Garden in Costa Rica.
Almost everything is open in Costa Rica; usually only the sleeping quarters are enclosed in four walls, and even then the windows (though screened) are usually open. This means we live alongside a lot of wildlife, and therefore get to observe nature up close and personal.
There is a particular species of butterfly that frequents the office in which I work. They have amazing eyes, and I am only just now beginning to understand how they see. I will post more on that later, but for now, check out this butterfly sitting on my shirt, who intently maintains eye contact no matter what!