Cory Zaller-Edmonds

I am about to graduate from Hiram college with a BA in environmental studies. After four years of college I realize that being outside or working outside is what I want to do for the rest of my life. After …

My 12th week in Washington

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, …

Learning a lot more about WNS

When I started this internship, I knew very little about WNS or white nose syndrome as a whole. All I knew was that it was a very deadly disease that pretty much destroyed most of the big bat colonys all …

Something New at Mt Rainier

So I have been updating you guys a lot about bats facts this past couple weeks so I am going to come in fresh new topic about bird banding at Mt Rainier National Park. We have started bird banding and …

top of high rock lookout

My Weekly Adventures

So far at Mt. Rainer, I have been on many adventures that will stay with me for awhile because how beautiful everything is out here. On good days any trail you take that has a decent view of the mountain …

Influential People I Know

For me, the two most influential people I know right now is my mom and my supervisor.

The first person is my mom who has been there for me all my life. She has always been there for my darkest …

My Project at Mt Rainier

My main project that I am going to be doing at Mt. Rainier National Park is guano collection, emergencies counts data, and contacting staff from other parks in the Pacific Northwest that are collecting guano and emergence counts data. 

To …

How WNS spreads

Something interesting that I learned in my internship is that there are multiple ways we can identify white nose syndrome in bats. We can DNA test there guano to see if they carry the disease. We can also see the …

Working in the Dark

My site is like other towns in the Mt Rainer National Park. We have bat boxes on building and structures all across the park major town and buildings. We also set up data recorders in a lot of different areas …