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My shift on July 10th started just like any other day. Fellow turtle intern Rachel and I were conducting sea turtle patrol on our ATVs. We drove 5 miles north to the tip of the island, to begin traversing south. I was not paying much...

This week's adventure brings me in search of the Olympic Whitebark Pine! Last Tuesday I hopped on to a Ferry headed to the Olympic Peninsula. Once my ferry landed, I drove a few more hours to Olympic National Park Headquarters and had a meet and...

While I am familiar with the frustrations and joys of unpredictable, vexing weather patterns, it still took a few days to adjust to this in a field work setting. In previous fieldwork, we worked on a set schedule, going out to do our work...

Now that I'm a bit over halfway done with my internship, I've become much more familiar with the park. On weekends I explore different parts of the park while on weekdays I explore more of Wild Basin. Since I've been here, I've had the chance...

Despite having 444 miles of road running through it, the Natchez Trace Parkway follows very similar design guidelines as many other national parks - including maintaining true night skies and night soundscapes. But, because of the road and all the safety standards it brings along,...

Throughout my time at Mount Rainier National Park, I will be working on many projects surrounding the Cascade Red Fox species. The Cascade Red Fox is a canid species that is endemic to Washington State and prefers habitat near tree line throughout the Cascades (Aubry,...

My name is Cristal Espinosa and welcome to my blog! I completed my B.S. in Biological Sciences at Florida International University in 2019 as a first-generation college student. I am currently a graduate student at Florida Atlantic University completing my M.S. in Environmental Science, focused...

Hello! I’m Sasha Escamilla and I’m from San Diego, California. When I am home, one of my favorite weekend activities is going to the beach with my dog. I graduated from California State University, Dominguez Hills in May 2020 with a BS in Biology with...

Hello and welcome to my blog! I’m Marwa Mahmoud and I am from Issaquah, Washington. Growing up, I have always seen Mount Rainier - or Takhoma - emerging in the skyline. Before I start posting about my experience at Mount Rainier National Park, I want...