The Iridescent Pest

As my last blog, I would like to discuss an arthropod that I was introduced to along my internship journey. With the help of iNaturalist and some additional research, I was able to learn about the beautiful, but destructive Japanese …

The Gift of Mentorship

Another two weeks of my internship has flown by and the end is inching closer every week. I am so happy with the amount of knowledge I have gained, but one part of the internship tops the cake! Keep reading …

Illinois memorial located in Vicksburg National Military Park

Hello Vicksburg!

In the heart of the Mississippi delta, lies the Vicksburg National Military Park and my internship site for the summer! Although in today’s world, the Mississippi delta is known for swamps, extreme heat, and an abundance of diversity, Vicksburg holds …

Alanna Bond

Being selected as the intern for Vicksburg National Military Park will give me more than just an exciting experience working with other local biologists. This program will allow me to gain more knowledge in my field with organisms that I …