Michigan

Featured photo credit: JIM BRANDENBURG/MINDEN PICTURES/National Geographic Creative The snowshoe hare goes through a change every year from a bright white fur coat to a deep brown one. This change helps snowshoe hares blend in with the changing forests and avoid predation. The change isn’t sudden,...

Well my internship is coming to an end in the next couple days, and simply put: I have loved every minute of it. Except for the mosquitos. And flies. Bugs aside though, I am so grateful to have had the opportunity to work at Pictured...

So far, my favorite part of this internship has been the diversity of projects and people I've been able to work with. While I have my primary project on Lowney Creek, I also get to be involved with a variety of other park initiatives. Here...

During my time here at Pictured Rocks I have really enjoyed tapping into the culture of the Department of the Interior (DOI), the National Park Service (NPS), and Pictured Rocks itself. Starting at the widest scale, I mostly get information about the DOI and NPS...

My project this year aims to identify the impacts of low-head dams in the Beaver Basin Wilderness Area of Pictured Rocks. Prior to the park’s establishment in 1966, Lowney Creek, a tributary to Beaver Lake that runs through Beaver Basin, was dammed to create a...

An attempted river selfie with some of my field supplies. Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore was authorized as the nation’s first national lakeshore in 1966. The mission of the park is to preserve the shoreline, cliffs, beaches, and dunes, and to provide an extraordinary space for...

Hello! My name is Matt Millado and I’m very excited to be a Mosaics in Science intern this summer. I’m working as a Hydrology Assistant at Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore in Munising, Michigan. Pictured Rocks is a beautiful park known for its colorful sandstone cliffs...