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If there’s one thing that I’ve picked up on while working at Minute Man it's how to spot an invasive plant around the park. After going to Grape Island in the Boston Harbor and picking mile a minute for a day I now see it...

The Great Walden BioBlitz just happened to be on the hottest day of the year in Massachusetts with a high of 95. For more info on what is this BioBlitz? Check out my previous blog! As our morning identification walks were wrapping up, we the Minute...

our park wetland I'm done with Phase 1, now I'm on Phase 2. My internship focused on dreaming up the BioBlitz which just wrapped up, so now I'm running environmental impact assessments for the park. There's a park wetland bordering a high school that wants to...

I spend a lot of my time putting together The Great Walden Pond BioBlitz (it's on July 6th, come join us) . We’re bringing together teachers, scientists, naturalists, and the public to explore the parks and enhance our understanding of biodiversity. The Great Walden BioBlitz...

Minute Man National Historical Park (MIMA) sits on a historic landscape which has been carefully maintained for over two hundred years. In fact, the building I work out of overlooks the Old North Bridge along the Concord River where the American Revolution started when the...

When I was eight years old I visited Minuteman National Historic Park in Concord Massachusetts. That very day just happened to National Ranger Day. I wondered why everyone was wearing these flat brimmed straw hats, but as they showed me around, I fell in love...

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...

This summer, one of the focus species I am documenting at Minute National Historical Park is the Blanding’s turtle (Emydoidea blandingii). Blanding’s turtles are medium-sized, semi-aquatic and freshwater inhabitants. These turtles can be identified with its yellow and black lower shell (plastron), and most noticeably,...

Surrounding regions of Minute Man National Historical Park have transformed from a semi-rural cultural area to established suburbs that face continual pressures from residential, commercial, and industrial development. This development not only impacts historic and cultural site preservation efforts, but also presence of rare species...

After a week into my internship, I would describe Minute Man National Historical Park as rich in artifacts pertaining to the origins of American independence. Located in the towns of Concord, Lexington, and Lincoln in Massachusetts, Minute Man comprises of 1,038 acres (4.2 km2) filled...