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Before I got here a few weeks ago, I was honestly confused at what exactly what the Natchez Trace Parkway was and I was even more confused as to how I would be monitoring natural sources along the Natchez Trace Parkway. "Hopefully I wasn't being...

Hello! My name is Matt Millado and I’m very excited to be a Mosaics in Science intern this summer. I’m working as a Hydrology Assistant at Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore in Munising, Michigan. Pictured Rocks is a beautiful park known for its colorful sandstone cliffs...

Now that I'm settled in, my initial awe of giant mountains has subsided a bit. By no means am I saying these mountains are any less gorgeous, I've just gotten more used to them. Having driven- and worked- throughout ROMO in these last two weeks,...

Before arriving to Beatrice and the Homestead National Historical Park of America, I had minimal knowledge of the Homestead Act. On the bright side, that meant I had a lot to learn upon my arrival! What better place to learn than the park established to...

Entering the Boardwalk Loop From the Harry Hampton Visitor Center Welcome to the Congaree National Park or as the locals call it the SWAMP! Located just 20 miles...

Astragalus cremnophylax, also known as Sentry milk-vetch or SMV, is a perennial herb in the pea family, Fabaceae. The name cremnophylax means “gorge watchman,” which makes it the perfect name for SMV because this plant only grows within 25 feet of the rim, often right...

As I begin my Mosaics internship, I am realizing I have a lot to learn. My internship focuses on rare carnivores in Mount Rainier. The rare carnivores in the Park that I will be working with are the Cascade Red Fox (Vulpes vulpes cascadensis), Wolverine...

My name is Cristal Espinosa and welcome to my blog! I completed my B.S. in Biological Sciences at Florida International University in 2019 as a first-generation college student. I am currently a graduate student at Florida Atlantic University completing my M.S. in Environmental Science, focused...