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There are pollen slides collected from birds going back to 2014.  It’s slow work, but I’m planning to get through all the slides by the end of the summer.  Just to give you an idea of what I’m looking at, I took a picture of...

Hello, my name is Aliya Khan. I am a Mosaics in Science intern working at Manassas National Battlefield Park this summer. I am originally from Washington DC but grew up abroad in Malaysia, Thailand and Spain before moving back to DC and attending high school in Maryland. Currently I...

Bat mist-netting at Chiricahua National Monument. Team photo, from left to right: Erin Conway, Estefanía Vicens-Clavell, Estefanía Ramírez, Karen Krebbs, Erica Doody, Helen Fitting, Cody Walsh, Jessica Garcia, Vanessa Wyns and Brooke Kubby. Hello all! The first expedition into the Southwest of the United States...

The framework starts with defining the limits of acceptable change, or the minimally acceptable conditions, then developing and carrying out monitoring studies, if the data show the park has surpassed the limits of acceptable change, then park management must take an action to address this....

Last post, I mentioned that I am the new intern at the SFCN office in Miami. You might have wondered what that meant. The South Florida/Caribbean Inventory & Monitoring Network (SFCN) is one of 32 National Park Service Inventory & Monitoring Networks across the United States. These offices focus...

Hello reader, This past week I’ve been busy laying the foundation for the project I will be working on for the rest of the summer. My end goal is to develop a sustainable citizen science program that will monitor the condition of informal trails within CVNP....

With my first week at Capulin in the books, I have a pretty good idea of how I’m going to be spending the summer.  For the past few years, people in my position have worked hard to create a pollen identification guide for the local...

Stretching along the Northern California coast and home to over 1500 species of plants and animals, Point Reyes National Seashore offers plentiful opportunities to connect with the area’s several cultures and diverse habitats. Northern elephant seal waving hello from Drake's Beach (Photo by Diego Morales). One...

Lava Beds National Monument has over twenty developed caves for visitors to discover, but, if a cave contains bat maternity colonies, then the cave is shut. The caves are shut for the bats’ protection because, like birds, bats are at their most vulnerable when they are caring for...

Håfa Adai! My name is Brittany Tominez. This summer I will be interning as a natural resource interpretive assistant at the War in the Pacific National Historic Park on Guam. I was born and raised on Guam, so I have had the opportunity to visit...