June 2019

Welcome to blog number five from Point Reyes National Seashore! This week’s blog will focus on introducing an influential person: my supervisor Carlo Arreglo! Carlo Arreglo (left), Kevin García López (center), and Diego Morales (right) running visitor center operations (Photo by unknown). Carlo is an...

Chris Davis is from Scranton, Pennsylvania. He received his bachelor’s degree in biology from Arizona State University. He then went to graduate school at Colorado State University and got a masters in Ecology with a focus on exotic plant management. While attending his graduate school he got to work...

Hi everyone! Week 3’s blog is of a similar melody to week 2, but the methodology we used to conserve the fossils was notably different. While plaster cradles are fantastic for providing long-lasting and sturdy containers for fossils, they can be unwieldy and have large surface...

Estefanía Ramírez and I at Coronado National Memorial (Photo credit, Kubby, 2019). This blog focuses on women because most of the time I am working with them. They are very intelligent, creative, and dedicated to what they love.  Jessica Garcia Jessica is the physical scientist of the Southeast...

This week's blog will focus on something new I have learned. Given a recent outing with the park's Snowy Plover biologist, I am excited to write about this very special shorebird than can be found in Point Reyes National Seashore! The Western Snowy Plover (Charadrius...

They’re everywhere. They’re crowding the Safeway, the local cafes, and the streets of downtown. They’re screeching to halts in the middle of the road to catch glimpses of elk and to snap a few photographs. Yet...

The moment you’ve all been waiting for has arrived!  As I write this blog, I’ve completed my first day of hummingbird banding training! It’s a lot of fun to capture hummingbirds, and easier than you might think.  Handling them is another story.  In order to...

Corynorhinus townsendii. Bat netting at Chiricahua National Monument (Photo credit, Krebbs, 2019). Since I started the internship, I haven’t stopped learning about other scientific fields different from my own. For example, I learned to work with bats. I did bat netting in the Southeast...