As Lin-Manuel Miranda famously sang in Hamilton, “What is a legacy? It’s planting seeds in a garden you’ll never get to see.” Well, here’s the garden I helped plant, but won’t ever see. Using the findings of my research, the
I know that I’ve talked about the volcano before, but I don’t believe I adequately described what it’s like, physically. It’s basically a mound of cinders and loose rocks. It’s not nearly as solid as, say, the Rocky Mountains. That …
Today I spent a good deal of time catching hummingbirds. Unfortunately, our bander isn’t coming back until the end of the month. However, we can still capture them and take various measurements because it is good practice. Until this point,
Where does your wastewater go?
It’s not a question everyone thinks to ask (I certainly never cared to), but it’s an absolutely critical question.
Why am I asking you this?
Well, as an environmental science student, I’ve taken a planning
A common issue all over the world is invasive species. Capulin Volcano is no exception. The natural resource crew is currently working on a project to restore the native grassland to a more pristine state. As it is, much of
This post is for future MIS interns or, really, anyone trying to get a job in the federal government. Because anyone in the federal government will tell you that trying to get a job there is very different from trying
The moment you’ve all been waiting for has arrived! As I write this blog, I’ve completed my first day of hummingbird banding training! It’s a lot of fun to capture hummingbirds, and easier than you might think. Handling them is
The staff at Capulin Volcano is thrilled as our acting superintendent, Fermin Salas, has arrived on-site. Fermin has a lot of great ideas for the park and has been a very warm addition to the group so far. I conducted
It dawned on me that though this is my fourth week here, I haven’t shared much about the park itself. In 1890, inspector WD Harland of the General Land Office visited Capulin. After his visitation, he recommended that the volcano
There are pollen slides collected from birds going back to 2014. It’s slow work, but I’m planning to get through all the slides by the end of the summer. Just to give you an idea of what I’m looking at,