Mississippi

So far this summer I've meet quite a few ologists: botanists, fire ecologists, entomologists and anthropologists. Before going out in the field with any of them, my supervisor would warn "ologists are weird" and tell me a story about said ologist. Like how the state...

Before I got here a few weeks ago, I was honestly confused at what exactly what the Natchez Trace Parkway was and I was even more confused as to how I would be monitoring natural sources along the Natchez Trace Parkway. "Hopefully I wasn't being...

Hey! Welcome to my blog! My name is Ty. I'm from Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and I am going into my sophomore year at Wake Forest University where I'm planning on majoring in Environmental Science. What I want to do with that, I'm not totally sure...

As my last blog, I would like to discuss an arthropod that I was introduced to along my internship journey. With the help of iNaturalist and some additional research, I was able to learn about the beautiful, but destructive Japanese Beetle. I first noticed the Japanese...

I can honestly say that my internship has been far from the norm, but many great learning points have come from it. I have gained so much from this virtual opportunity and I cannot wait to give my summary of my experience as a biology...

Another two weeks of my internship has flown by and the end is inching closer every week. I am so happy with the amount of knowledge I have gained, but one part of the internship tops the cake! Keep reading to discover what my favorite...

As my first month as a biology assistant intern is coming to a close, I have learned so much from my park mentor and from the park itself. For this week’s blog, I am excited to present my projects at the Vicksburg National Military Park! The...

In the heart of the Mississippi delta, lies the Vicksburg National Military Park and my internship site for the summer! Although in today’s world, the Mississippi delta is known for swamps, extreme heat, and an abundance of diversity, Vicksburg holds a lot more than just...