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Well my internship is coming to an end in the next couple days, and simply put: I have loved every minute of it. Except for the mosquitos. And flies. Bugs aside though, I am so grateful to have had the opportunity to work at Pictured...

After 9 months in the canyon, it’s crazy to think that next week will be my last week here! I have had such a great experience working and living here. The people have been wonderful and the project influential. Our discoveries throughout the duration of...

The historic Point Reyes Lighthouse, a popular attraction at the park. Hello and welcome to my blog! My name is Deja Olumba, and I am currently a junior at Texas A&M studying Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences. I am very lucky to be spending this summer as...

If I had to choose a favorite part of this internship, it would be very difficult! Still, I would have to say it was being out in the field, in particular, Cub Creek. The team pictured above is some of the crew that helped search...

Greetings from Frederick, Maryland Long-term weather patterns, or climate, dictate what type of species can be found in a certain area. There is a stark difference in climate between what I am used to in California, and where I am currently living in Maryland. A Mediterranean...

Nearly a month ago, I went on my first ever field hitch to deploy bat detectors in Grand Canyon-Parashant National Monument. Since then, I've: published a bat protocol brief, slept in a haunted cabin, learned about the endemic species of the Mojave and Great Basin...

We have talked about plants and insects, and today’s topic will be dedicated to some aquatic amphibians found at Saguaro National Park. The Park is surrounded by mountains and canyons, where water runs down to lower elevations and creates freshwater ecosystems such as springs, tanks,...

Greetings! My name is Brooke and I’m a recent graduate of Cornell University with a B.S. in Environmental Science. I grew up in the suburbs of Irvine, California where I wasn’t surrounded by much nature or wildlife, but my parents always made it a point...

My shift on July 10th started just like any other day. Fellow turtle intern Rachel and I were conducting sea turtle patrol on our ATVs. We drove 5 miles north to the tip of the island, to begin traversing south. I was not paying much...

My favorite part of my Mosaics in Science internship so far has been my work environment. Yes, I love the people I work with in the Park – and they are all incredible. However, I also can not get enough of the breath-taking ecosystems I...