This will be my last week of my internship, and I have loved every single second of it. Coming in I was kind of scared, because I took an internship on the other side of the United States. No connection, I can’t phone a friend and family for help. I was completely by myself. I was happy with a challenge, and I made it past it. I learned a lot from Tara my boss, about bats, and was just educated in general. It has been an awesome time meeting a lot of new people as well. They are all awesome people who taught me a lot of things, and I am pretty sure I will be picking up a lot of new hobbies once I get back home to Ohio. I have seen a whole lot of the Pacific Northwest – more then I thought I would see. For example, I got to see the Hoh National Rainforest in Olympic National Park, and I got to go to San Juan Island English camp. I did all of this while monitoring bats in these different location. I also got to work with a MAPS station – monitoring avian population and survivorship. Last year I was able to just learn how to take birds out of the nets, but this year I started learning how to band the birds themselves. This process was a little nerve racking at first, but once I got the hang of it, it was pretty easy to do. I view this summers as one of my best to date, and I will take everything that I learned this summer and try to apply it to future adventures and/or jobs. Thank you to Mosaics in Science for giving me this opportunity, and I want to thank the people who have been reading my blog and this is me signing off.

-Cory

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