Florida

Last post, I mentioned that I am the new intern at the SFCN office in Miami. You might have wondered what that meant. The South Florida/Caribbean Inventory & Monitoring Network (SFCN) is one of 32 National Park Service Inventory & Monitoring Networks across the United States. These offices focus...

When I was young, pre-school age, I would tell people I wanted to be “a vet without the blood.” About ten years after that, I went to ecology summer camp at the local university and read my National Geographic and Wildlife Conservation Society magazines religiously...

This week I had the opportunity to help out on a brand new bat monitoring project over in the Everglades. Just a bit of background - there are currently 5 bats in the species list for Everglades National Park but there are possibly more. There...

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 heron. Debate on its taxonomic...

This 4th of July and past weekend I spent time in Everglades National Park where I am currently living. Everglades is the largest tropical wilderness area in the United States, the third largest national park in the contiguous U.S., and home to a plethora of...

A majority of my fellow interns will be finishing their internships within the next few months. I on the other hand, will just be starting my internship. For those of you who might be dispairing at the thought of the end of the 2018 MIS...

At long last I've completed my first week at the South Florida Caribbean Inventory Network and what a change from my home state of Washington. I spent most of my week going through procedures to get started from security training to going through and reading...

I spent most of this week in park wide training for first season park service staff but at the end of the week I led a hike on the Chilkoot Trail with the goal to reach several sample sites. When I was not in training...

Since I still have several weeks before I officially move to my site, I've decided to produce a brief overview of what I have read about my site.   [su_gmap address="bisycane national park"] Located at the southern tip of Florida and right below Miami lies Biscayne National Park....

Hi, my name is Thomas Pham and I will be a Mosaics in Science intern this summer working as an assistant avian biologist for the South Florida Caribbean Inventory and Monitoring Network. I graduated from the University of Washington with a B.S. in Biology with...