Asia Murphy is creating wonder (ノ◕ヮ◕)ノ*:゚✧ via distilled science, writing, & photography
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patrons

Hi, my name is Asia, I spy on wildlife, and I'd like to take you anati'ala.



Anati'ala is Malagasy for "inside the forest", and it's in the forests that a lot of unseen wonder is. I know this because the forest is my office. I am a scientist that studies wildlife using trail cameras (aka camera traps).


As a graduate student, I have put camera traps up in the rainforests of Madagascar and the state forests of Pennsylvania (check out #whoseatingbambi). My goal is to be the first person to put camera traps out in remote tropical forests around the globe, getting candid snapshots of hard-to-see wildlife to share with the world. FOR SCIENCE!

Although my #whoseatingbambi graduate work is time-consuming, I'm constantly learning new scientific things that I'm urged to share with people through tweets, pictures, videos, and fiction (Fosa Forest). I also try to write entertaining short posts/articles (do you know what a fitoaty is?) that break things down in a way anyone could understand.

With your support, I'll be able to share more wildlife wonder with you! With your help, I'll be able to:
  • continue posting awesome fieldwork wildlife pics taken with a well-kept photography kit
  • continue sharing interesting science tidbits in understandable ways
  • continue sharing cool new Madagascar research with Makira Lessons (and begin sharing equally cool PA-based science once I get #whoseatingbambi results)
  • continue sneaking awesome fosa facts into the occasionally-acclaimed Fosa Forest

But I don't just intend to take you inside forests that exist here on earth. One of my projects for 2018 is to finish a first draft of a novel that I've been kicking around in my head for a decade, one that takes ecological science and looks at it through a fantasy lens. It asks: 
Also, feathered reptilian beasts of burden.

Thank you so much for considering supporting my endeavors to share the science, wonder, and mystery that remains in this world (and others) with everyone!

***WILDLIFE PHOTOGRAPHY EXAMPLES***
These are just a few of the pictures you can expect for your reward. If you have one in particular that you want, please let me know!
Tiers
Ring-tailed Vontsira
$1 or more per month

Ring-tailed vontsiras are common and big Madonna fans. I'm hoping that'll translate to my patrons. If 20% of my followers chose this reward tier (maybe while listening to Vogue?), I'd be sitting quite pretty.

What you get:

  • 1 surprise high-res wildlife photo emailed to you when you pledge and then every year that you are a patron!
  • Early access to public content (e.g., a Makira Lessons post)
  • Sneak peeks on what I'm working on
Broad-striped Vontsira
$5 or more per month

Broad-striped vontsiras, less common than ring-tailed vontsiras, like to stalk scientists on night-time lemur surveys. It would be more disturbing if they were bigger than a well-fed gray squirrel.

What you get:

  • The ring-tailed vontsira rewards PLUS
  • One ADDITIONAL surprise high-res wildlife photo emailed to you when you pledge and then every year that you are a patron!
Brown-tailed Vontsira
$10 or more per month

Brown-tailed vontsiras, only found in northeastern Madagascar, are easily spooked and do not like dogs. But look at that tail! So floofy!!!

What you get:

  • One surprise high-res wildlife photo printed and mailed to you when you pledge and then every year you are a patron!
  • Early access to public content and sneak peeks
Fanaloka
$20 or more per month

Once upon a time, it was thought that fox-like fanaloka was rare and a civet. Fanalokas are actually kinda common. And not civets. Still not foxes tho.

What you get:

  • Two high-res images printed and mailed to you every year that you are a patron!
  • Early access to public content and sneak peeks
Goals
62% complete
If I stay at $250/month for three months, I will send all patrons that got me there ANOTHER free high resolution wildlife image.
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Hi, my name is Asia, I spy on wildlife, and I'd like to take you anati'ala.



Anati'ala is Malagasy for "inside the forest", and it's in the forests that a lot of unseen wonder is. I know this because the forest is my office. I am a scientist that studies wildlife using trail cameras (aka camera traps).


As a graduate student, I have put camera traps up in the rainforests of Madagascar and the state forests of Pennsylvania (check out #whoseatingbambi). My goal is to be the first person to put camera traps out in remote tropical forests around the globe, getting candid snapshots of hard-to-see wildlife to share with the world. FOR SCIENCE!

Although my #whoseatingbambi graduate work is time-consuming, I'm constantly learning new scientific things that I'm urged to share with people through tweets, pictures, videos, and fiction (Fosa Forest). I also try to write entertaining short posts/articles (do you know what a fitoaty is?) that break things down in a way anyone could understand.

With your support, I'll be able to share more wildlife wonder with you! With your help, I'll be able to:
  • continue posting awesome fieldwork wildlife pics taken with a well-kept photography kit
  • continue sharing interesting science tidbits in understandable ways
  • continue sharing cool new Madagascar research with Makira Lessons (and begin sharing equally cool PA-based science once I get #whoseatingbambi results)
  • continue sneaking awesome fosa facts into the occasionally-acclaimed Fosa Forest

But I don't just intend to take you inside forests that exist here on earth. One of my projects for 2018 is to finish a first draft of a novel that I've been kicking around in my head for a decade, one that takes ecological science and looks at it through a fantasy lens. It asks: 
Also, feathered reptilian beasts of burden.

Thank you so much for considering supporting my endeavors to share the science, wonder, and mystery that remains in this world (and others) with everyone!

***WILDLIFE PHOTOGRAPHY EXAMPLES***
These are just a few of the pictures you can expect for your reward. If you have one in particular that you want, please let me know!

Recent posts by Asia Murphy

Tiers
Ring-tailed Vontsira
$1 or more per month

Ring-tailed vontsiras are common and big Madonna fans. I'm hoping that'll translate to my patrons. If 20% of my followers chose this reward tier (maybe while listening to Vogue?), I'd be sitting quite pretty.

What you get:

  • 1 surprise high-res wildlife photo emailed to you when you pledge and then every year that you are a patron!
  • Early access to public content (e.g., a Makira Lessons post)
  • Sneak peeks on what I'm working on
Broad-striped Vontsira
$5 or more per month

Broad-striped vontsiras, less common than ring-tailed vontsiras, like to stalk scientists on night-time lemur surveys. It would be more disturbing if they were bigger than a well-fed gray squirrel.

What you get:

  • The ring-tailed vontsira rewards PLUS
  • One ADDITIONAL surprise high-res wildlife photo emailed to you when you pledge and then every year that you are a patron!
Brown-tailed Vontsira
$10 or more per month

Brown-tailed vontsiras, only found in northeastern Madagascar, are easily spooked and do not like dogs. But look at that tail! So floofy!!!

What you get:

  • One surprise high-res wildlife photo printed and mailed to you when you pledge and then every year you are a patron!
  • Early access to public content and sneak peeks
Fanaloka
$20 or more per month

Once upon a time, it was thought that fox-like fanaloka was rare and a civet. Fanalokas are actually kinda common. And not civets. Still not foxes tho.

What you get:

  • Two high-res images printed and mailed to you every year that you are a patron!
  • Early access to public content and sneak peeks