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Hello everyone, my name is Sebastian Espinosa and I am a graduate student studying Climate Science at Northern Arizona University. This summer I will be working as a Biological Resource Assistant for the North Cascades and Cascades Monitoring & Inventory Network. My work will primarily...

Hey everyone, my name is Will Tsai and welcome to my blog! I am currently a student at Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa majoring in Environmental Science and Political Science. Prior to Des Moines, I grew up in Portland, Oregon where I first fell...

Hey! Welcome to my blog! My name is Ty. I'm from Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and I am going into my sophomore year at Wake Forest University where I'm planning on majoring in Environmental Science. What I want to do with that, I'm not totally sure...

Hello, my name is Lynneva Carroll, and welcome back to my blog. I am here for my second season of Mosaics in Science, which I am so excited to start. This season I am interning for the Central Alaska Network again as a biology and...

Hello and welcome to my blog! I am Jorge Vargas-Barriga, a recent first-generation graduate from the University of Colorado at Boulder where I earned a B.S. in Environmental Engineering. I was born in Aurora, Colorado and have lived my whole life there. The beautiful mountain...

I have found many animals from being outside at Saguaro National Park. My job is to find butterflies and photograph them so we can identify the species, however, I like all the creatures. Even today I found a desert tortoise just sitting on a giant...

One step out of the ordinary, to look for butterflies, record data, and to capture a photo of these dainty insects. The butterfly survey had a great many climbs that challenged me both mentally and physically. One the most important aspects of hiking 4 days...

My Mosaics in Science internship has been an amazing opportunity. I believe a discovery of history is discovery of self. The projects I participated in allowed me to feel more connected to my ancestors by exploring what they left behind and the natural landscape they...

Rapid ʻŌhiʻa Death or ROD is a fungal disease that is killing the ʻŌhiʻa tree, a species that is endemic to Hawaiʻi. The ʻŌhiʻa tree is commonly known for its beautiful red, yellow, and orange lehua blossoms and is important not only a pioneer species...

There is no place quite like Saguaro National Park, with cacti forests, riparian areas, and mountains. It can be sometimes overlooked as a dry desert with a lot of sharp plants; however, they are known for the largest cacti species, the saguaro. Saguaros are slow...