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I've officially started recording! I got my best recordings from birds at Clingman's Dome, the highest point at Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Fun facts about Clingman's Dome is that at 6,643 ft, it is the highest point in Tennessee and the highest point east...

Mycology and mycorrhizal networks. Exploring the ways in which fungi interact with and complicate forest networks and growth patterns has been one of the most complex intellectual endeavors I’ve ever attempted. …And also one of the most fascinating. Expanding and destabilizing my own definitions of sentience,...

Water is the most important element for life on earth. It is highly evident in southwestern Arizona desert ecosystems where the average yearly rainfall is about 18 inches. Most of the rainfall falls during the monsoon, which traditionally starts on June 24th Dia de San...

I was able to spend my days looking for caves at Craters at the Moon that have yet to be explored. I had one particular cave in mind. It wasn't just any old cave I was looking for though, it was the Big Enchilava (yes...

EcoLogik has begun! Ecologik is a 2.5 week full immersion program that fuses nature and technology. This program seeks to connect young women to STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematic) opportunities. We invited 25 students, ages 9 to 15, to join us this summer to...

After a week in the field, it is time to get back to the office. If you read my last blog post, you know we just did the biannual tortoise monitoring at Palo Alto Battlefield National Historical Park (PAAL), where I tagged along to deploy...

My name is Evelin and I am from Aurora, Colorado but go to school at CSU in Fort Collins. My park internship location for the summer is Denali National park in Alaska and I am living inside the park just a several steps away from...

Perks about working in a completely new place is that every day is an adventure, an opportunity to discover something new, a different perspective to view the world. I am fortunate to have the ability to explore the surrounding landscape on my days off. I...

"Young people and their phones, ugh!" "Excuse me, can you take a photo of us?" "I don't want to hike all of that." "Where is the closest wifi?" These are some of the things my family and I heard while walking around the more touristy areas of Yosemite National...

As a child I always liked looking at the different colored layers of soil on the side of recently eroded mountains. I enjoyed following a single layer as far as I could and watching the line of the layer randomly curve and straighten out. I liked...