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I’m writing this blog post between hours of wading through,not wetlands or streams as I thought I would be on a blue summer day, butweeks and years of birding survey data. Outside my office window I can see amurder of crows waiting for bits of...

For the past few weeks, I have been working with the San Francisco Bay Area Network (SFAN) at Point Reyes National Seashore within the fisheries division to support the Inventory and Monitoring (I&M) program. Work days have been consumed by fieldwork in various freshwater streams...

My favorite part of this internship is doing things that are outside of what I normally do (lake surveying, E. coli testing, and macroinvertebrate sampling). These things include going on copperhead calls, accompanying bird and bat surveyors, and helping with rare plant (Isotria medeoloides) surveying. My...

Research inspiration at Mammoth Cave National Park Over the past two months, I’ve been able to participate in a variety of very exciting projects which have helped fuel my love for Mammoth Cave National Park. Most of these have been research projects, from bird surveys to spider collecting to...

“Wow,” I thought to myself, “this is the life.” To my left was the gentle flow of Lower McDonald Creek, with its water sparkling in the sun. To my right were the deep greens of a lush forest, with the ferns, trees, and many other...

I would say I have experienced more of the United States than your average person. I grew up in Southern California, went to college in Ohio, worked in North Carolina, and now I am working in Rhode Island. I've got to say, Rhode Island is...