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After two weeks in the field, I am briefly back in Fairbanks before I head out on a small mammals survey in Denali. It’s good to be back in town, but already I miss my days on the river. We were delayed for a few...

Congaree National Park is a unique and diverse environment that supports a plethora of flora and fauna. Established as National Monument in 1976 and upgraded to a National Park in 2003. This floodplain forest is home to a unique and diverse array of waterways and...

Throughout my time at Mount Rainier National Park, I will be working on many projects surrounding the Cascade Red Fox species. The Cascade Red Fox is a canid species that is endemic to Washington State and prefers habitat near tree line throughout the Cascades (Aubry,...

Freshwater mollusks, also known as mussels, are an important part of the ecosystem in Nebraska. They filter organic matter from the water in which they live, and excrete nutrients that can be used by other animals in the environment: invertebrates, plants, fish, etc.. Given the vast watersheds...

My time here at Ocmulgee Mounds has been just wonderful! I have learned about various projects and information about the park from both the cultural and natural resources sides. The entire park owned by the National Park Service encompasses around 702 acres of land located...

When looking into some potential ideas for my research project, I found that the unique barrier islands and amenities of Cape Lookout National Seashore (CALO) provided for some really cool projects! Ultimately, I knew I wanted my project to incorporate sea turtle disorientations events. When sea...

Lava Beds National Monument | Summer 2021 | Blog post #1 Cover picture: one of the 800+ caves here at Lava Beds! About Me My name is Ashleyann Bacay, and I am excited to be interning here at Lava Beds National Monument this summer! I was born and...

The saguaro, (Carnegiea gigantea), is a giant columnar cactus that can grow up to 15 m tall and weigh several tons, of which at least 85% of the mass is water. This is the most common cactus species in Saguaro National Park and the one...

Hello everyone, and thank you for taking the time to read my blog! My name is Sahil Duvadie, and I am a Mosaics in Science intern for the summer of 2021 at the Boston Harbor Islands Historic and National Park. My background in this area...