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As I mentioned in my last blog post, I am the geomorphology assistant for the Archaeology division at Glen Canyon Recreation Area (GLCA). You may be wondering, what does geomorphology have to do with archaeology?My main project is using photogrammetry to monitor erosion at archeological...

For my last two blog posts I talked about my lake survey, but I do more than just survey a lake. For the most part, I work on the lake survey on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays. What am I doing on Mondays and Wednesdays then?...

MY PROJECTHere at Agate Fossil Beds, there are many different types of plants that grow, ranging from cactuses to irises, and grasses to lichens. This summer, I am working on updating and developing an herbarium collection of the impressive plant biodiversity Agate Fossil Beds has...

PLANT OF THE WEEK!I thought I'd start a new segment on this blog called PLANT OF THE WEEK! Basically, this will consist of me choosing one of the plants I have seen or collected at Agate Fossil Beds, providing some information about this plant, and...

Cave Biology Oh, hello again! Welcome back to my blog. I'm calling in from a small fraction of Mammoth Cave’s (greater than) 420 miles of cave passages to report on some cave critters I’ve seen, and mention some that are infrequently seen! The cave ecosystem has...

A quick Life History of the Island Marble Butterfly Caption: 2 eggs attached underneath a microscopic. The egg attached to the plant has already hatched. The second egg has a caterpillar inside but is likely deceased. A year in the life of the island marble butterfly Hey everyone!...

In my last post, I mentioned that the main project I am completing is a depth (bathymetric) survey for Prince William Forest Park’s Lake 2/Lake 5 to prevent fill-in. Two of my biggest foes while mapping the lakes have been mountain laurel and mud. In order...

Hi all! My name is Caitlyn Klemm and I am the biotech natural resources intern at Death Valley National Park. I graduated from UC Merced in 2022 with a degree in English, but I was always drawn to the natural sciences since childhood. This pull...

hello! My name is elise chan, and this summer i am the Geomorphology assistant at the glen canyon national recreation area. I am a rising senior at Middlebury College studying Geology with a minor in Geography. Between growing up in Seattle, Washington and attending college in...

Hello everyone, my name is Maya Scanlon and I just wanted to hop on here to talk about my first impressions of Point Reyes National Seashore as I enter my first week working as a biology assistant within the fisheries division. I am a rising...