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This week's blog will focus on something new I have learned. Given a recent outing with the park's Snowy Plover biologist, I am excited to write about this very special shorebird than can be found in Point Reyes National Seashore! The Western Snowy Plover (Charadrius...

If four bat skeletons, three stuffed animals, two coloring pages, and one aggressively friendly smile can’t convince visitors to talk to you about bats, nothing can. I stock my Bat Chat table with all these props and more, hoping to lure people over from the Visitor Center. The steady...

The Mojave Desert can be a hostile environment to live in, however, life continues to flourish despite extreme temperatures. Environment for the Americas organized a 2019 Memorial Day camping trip to bring together interns from Mosaics in Science and the Latino Heritage Internship Program who...

“Did you know that, in movies, they rarely use the actual call of a bald eagle?” After hiking through pines trees, down a cave, over a trench, and up one of the tallest buttes in the park, I barely understood the question. I was much more...

In this week’s blog I will present my projects for the summer so that you can know all about the work I am doing here in Point Reyes! I have also included a weekly update in photos with captions to highlight the most exciting parts...

Stretching along the Northern California coast and home to over 1500 species of plants and animals, Point Reyes National Seashore offers plentiful opportunities to connect with the area’s several cultures and diverse habitats. Northern elephant seal waving hello from Drake's Beach (Photo by Diego Morales). One...

Lava Beds National Monument has over twenty developed caves for visitors to discover, but, if a cave contains bat maternity colonies, then the cave is shut. The caves are shut for the bats’ protection because, like birds, bats are at their most vulnerable when they are caring for...

Hello! My name is Zoe Flores and I am thrilled to be a Mosaics in Science intern this summer! I am a rising senior at Cornell University in New York, but this summer, I will be on the other side of the country in Tulelake,...

Welcome to my very first Mosaics in Science blog post! This summer I will be an interpretation and resource education assistant at Point Reyes National Seashore, and these posts allow any reader to follow along. So thank you for checking in over the course of...