Not Hitting Rock Bottom

Prior to this internship, I had never been camping, repelling, or on long hikes. Today, I can now say I have done all three! My co-workers and I went on a camping trip to Crater Lake National Park earlier this …

Lily Lake Project Update

I’ve talked a bit about the phenology project at Lily Lake in Rocky Mountain National Park, so now I’d like to update you on what’s been happening the last few weeks.  Once a week, I go out to Lily Lake …

Where the waters run dry

It was a beautiful, clear and sunny day for a day hike. I set my sights on reaching Indian Henry’s Hunting Ground with hopes to summit Pyramid Peak. My route was the Wonderland Trail. Total distance: an estimated 7-miles one-way …

Barking Frogs?

 

In the last week over here at Coronado National Memorial, we have been placing acoustic monitor devices all around the park to monitor the sound of “Barking Frogs”. These frogs come out after the monsoon here in Arizona and …

BioBlitz!!!

This week we had a special event at Capulin Volcano National Monument, BioBlitz 2018! Our BioBlitz is a yearly event where we invite the public to take part in several fun and educational activities not offered year round. A big …

The Great White Heron

One of the focal birds that I am working with on my project in the great white heron. Prior to this internship I wasn’t aware of this bird but it is quite interesting with his relationship to the great white …