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Rocky’s glaciers were once incredibly massive. A mere glance at Moraine Park will tell you that. They’re small now; so small that only one, Andrews Glacier, is still technically a glacier. To be considered a glacier, an ice mass needs to be large enough to...

This post is for future MIS interns or, really, anyone trying to get a job in the federal government.  Because anyone in the federal government will tell you that trying to get a job there is very different from trying to get a job anywhere...

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 maps monitoring ...

11 July 2019 With only about three weeks left, here’s a quick update on my project and learning experience overall. I’ve now completed analyses on snappers, groupers, and wrasse and am now working on barracuda, triggerfish, and filefish ? In my 4th blog I showed an example occupancy graph,...

Last week was a great journey for me, I got to travel to St. Johns, Arizona where I hosted an education program for the public library. St. Johns is a community south of Petrified Forest National Park and has a population of 3,000 people; everyone...

About once a week I have been fortunate enough to tag along on sea turtle nest surveys. I wrote a little bit more about the details here. As of the 2nd of July, 4 nests and 14 false crawls have been found!  While we were looking for...

Question: What’s scarier, giving a presentation about bats to a group of fidgety kindergarteners or climbing down a rocky trench and into a massive cave? Answer: Neither! Both are fantastic opportunities that will enrich your life and give you newfound knowledge about how beautiful caves are, how curious children are,...

Trails are largely experienced from two approaches: forward and reverse. Sure, differences in height can result in slight differences in how they are experienced, but those differences are minimal. Hiking around Fern Lake. Yet, these perspectives are complicated by each viewer’s past. Every sight they’ve seen, every...

An unexpected adventure of my summer internship so far has been tagging along with Taylor Ellis, a park wildlife technician, for a Northern Spotted Owl (Strix occidentalis caurina) survey. The Northern Spotted Owl is threatened under the Endangered Species Act as a result of timber...