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Now that I’m about 75% of the way through my Jewel Cave internship, it’s only right that I update you on the work I’ve done these last few weeks. Time just keeps flying by; I feel like I just started yesterday!   [caption id="attachment_7630" align="alignnone" width="800"] Here's...

A majority of my fellow interns will be finishing their internships within the next few months. I on the other hand, will just be starting my internship. For those of you who might be dispairing at the thought of the end of the 2018 MIS...

This past weekend I went to Jewel Cave and Wind Cave with some of my fellow interns thanks to the efforts of EFTA (Environment for the Americas).  We went to Jewel Cave first, which was an impressive cave system whose walls are covered in calcite...

Nick Bartush is a brilliant coworker I have had the pleasure of working alongside this summer and has truly made hard days a little brighter! Often arriving to work early and leaving the last second of the day, I see a tremendous amount of effort...

In last week's blog I talked about a couple different survey techniques that the Fisheries Crew and I had been using while out in the field. I mentioned that we were (at the time) working on a project referred to as "Giacomini Sampling". This sampling...

Capulin Volcano National Monument (CAVO) is of course known for its nearly intact cinder cone volcano, but that’s not all that makes this park so special! CAVO is on the migratory path of four species of hummingbirds that visit us from every summer: calliope, broad-tailed,...

Last week the resource team went on an adventure to Washita Battlefield National Historic Site in Cheyenne, Oklahoma. The drive from Capulin Volcano National Monument took approximately five hours, and we camped in Oklahoma for three days. The purpose of the trip was to help...

Willow plants are of the genus Salix and Rocky Mountain has a variety of  species growing. Recently I have worked on identifying different species growing, exciting stuff! I have become familiar and capable of identifying the common species. One morning an unfamiliar willow plant required measuring...

This weekend, I went down scenic trail ridge road on the way to the East Inlet Trail to help a researcher in the park with her sampling.  Her research project focuses on antibiotic resistant bacteria in streams in Rocky Mountain National Park and how human...

While working on the George Washington Memorial Parkway and conducting witness tree surveys I have had to go from place to place as far as West Virginia to as close as Union square in Washington D.C. Traveling to these places has taught me more than...