#Mosaics2020

As a native Houstonian, I have always been comfortable staying away from the draining heat of the summer sun or the humid soupy air by staying indoors and in the air conditioning. When I went outside, it wasn't for the fun of the outdoors, but...

After completing roughly half of my internship here in the Smokies, it is easy for me to decide what my favorite part of the job has been. This is primarily due to the fact that I've basically done one thing: shocking! Luckily for me, this...

Butterflies and moths are often seen as polar opposites: butterflies are graceful and need to be saved; moths are gross and will eat your clothes. Butterflies are eternalized in tattoos on peoples’ bodies; moths are eternalized as a stain on peoples’ walls when they fly...

My coworkers and I don’t often get to meet face-to-face, but when we do we have a good time. The other day I was in the office, getting my work computer set up so I could start putting together my yellow-billed loon video. Two other...

So this post is going to be closer to the way I write in my own journal...

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 previously mentioned, the Southeast Arizona Group (SEAZ) is composed of three parks: Coronado National Memorial (CORO), Chiricahua National Monument (CHIR), and Fort Bowie National Historic Site (FOBO). My favorite aspect of this internship is that rather than being limited to working within one park,...

If you've checked out some of the latest content on the Padre Island NS Division of Sea Turtle Science and Recovery, then you've likely seen some of my work this summer! My biggest project for my summer has been The RidleyTV Show. During my first week...

It was been a full three weeks since my arrival in Southeast Arizona. Given the pandemic, my arrival from Texas was kicked off with a two-week quarantine. Luckily, Coronado National Memorial (CORO) has two employee homes, Q1 & Q2, allowing me and the other incoming...

One of my goals for my summer as an NPS intern was to increase my plant knowledge. I realize that common plants in South Dakota will likely not show up too frequently back home in the Southeast, but I figure practicing ID’ing plants and noticing...