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The historic Point Reyes Lighthouse, a popular attraction at the park. Hello and welcome to my blog! My name is Deja Olumba, and I am currently a junior at Texas A&M studying Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences. I am very lucky to be spending this summer as...

Lava Beds National Monument | Summer 2021 | Blog #6 Cover picture: This picture captures A LOT of bats, probably hundreds or thousands flying out per second in this one frame. Wanna try counting? I’ve experienced many moments where I am overwhelmed, humbled, and amazed by sights...

Lava Beds National Monument | Summer 2021 | Blog #5 Cover picture: An old picture of Tulelake Segregation Center (taken sometime in 1942-1946) juxtaposed against a picture from the present-day site of where the center used to be. WWII History: Before Achieving National Monument Status I write...

Lava Beds National Monument | Summer 2021 | Blog #4 Cover picture: A backcountry cave with a “do not trespass” sign for those who may happen to stumble upon it. Apparently that pile of sticks is an owl's nest, according to one of our cave files...

Hi everyone! Welcome to my Summer 2021 Blog Post series. To get the formalities out of the way, I'll go ahead and introduce myself: My name is Jenelle Booker, a graduated senior from The College of Wooster. This past spring, I graduated with a BA in...

Lava Beds National Monument | Summer 2021 | Blog post #1 Cover picture: one of the 800+ caves here at Lava Beds! About Me My name is Ashleyann Bacay, and I am excited to be interning here at Lava Beds National Monument this summer! I was born and...

In just a few short days, my internship will be over, and I will fly to Washington, D.C. Last night, I went to the local park for an evening program and bat mask painting for the last time. Children from around the neighborhood came with their friends and dogs...

Greetings to my final blog from Point Reyes! As I am writing this, I only have three more days here. My summer sure did fly by, and I am eagerly looking forward to spending the upcoming week in Washington, DC. In my last few days, I...