Learning experiences

Pinus flexilis, the Limber pine, is a keystone species here in Rocky Mountain National Park. It is also known as Rocky Mountain white pine. Limber pine were named for the extremely flexible branches on younger trees. Notable characteristics include the …

Rocky Mountains, Here I Come

As I anticipate my arrival at Rocky Mountain National Park (RMNP), I wonder what to expect in the geology of the Rockies.  As a geologist, I am curious to know how and when these mountains formed.  From my research, I …

Introduction

My name is Alliyah Gifford, I am from Pueblo Colorado and I just received my Bachelor’s degree in Biology from Colorado State University-Pueblo. Colorado is a great state to grow up in. There is plenty to venture into and always …

Hello World!

Hello! My name is Saba Asefa and I am one of the Science Communication interns at Rocky Mountain National Park this summer.  I am originally from Columbus, OH and have had a love for geology and the outdoors since I …

Long Summer Days Are Here

The days were already longer to begin with than what I was previously used to in Los Angeles. However, now that summer is here, I’m finding myself outside for longer periods of time as the days go by. Summer days …

Surveying raptors

I’ve always wondered if I had the patience to be a birder. On Thursday of this week, I found that with a bit more sunblock, I definitely did.

My supervisor here in the Interpretation Division has organized times for me …

Making mushrooms magical

Mycology and mycorrhizal networks. Exploring the ways in which fungi interact with and complicate forest networks and growth patterns has been one of the most complex intellectual endeavors I’ve ever attempted.

…And also one of the most fascinating. Expanding and …