Ochre Sea Star (Pisaster ochraceus) and Giant Green Anemone (Anthopleura xanthogrammica)

Lifeboat #36542

Welcome to blog number seven as I enter my last month at Point Reyes! In this entry I will highlight a learning experience I have had. A couple of weeks ago I assisted as a deckhand for the launch of …

Observing with computers at the Keck Observatory in Mauna Kea, Hawaii

A Little Bit about Me

Hi Ya’ll! My name is Caprice Phillips and my pronouns are she/her. This summer I am interning as a Night Skies Assistant at Sequoia National Park. I am an Arkansan born and raised in Hot Springs, Arkansas. Hot Springs is …

Wildcat Beach from Coastal Bluff

Birder Extraordinaire

Welcome to blog number five from Point Reyes National Seashore! This week’s blog will focus on introducing an influential person: my supervisor Carlo Arreglo!

Carlo Arreglo (left), Kevin García López (center), and Diego Morales (right) running visitor center operations
Carlo Arreglo (left), Kevin García López (center), and Diego Morales (right) running visitor center operations (Photo

Surveying Bald Eagle Nests

“Did you know that, in movies, they rarely use the actual call of a bald eagle?”

After hiking through pines trees, down a cave, over a trench, and up one of the tallest buttes in the park, I barely understood …

Coastal bluff at Point Reyes

My Introduction to Point Reyes

Stretching along the Northern California coast and home to over 1500 species of plants and animals, Point Reyes National Seashore offers plentiful opportunities to connect with the area’s several cultures and diverse habitats.

Northern elephant seal waving hello from Drake's Beach
Northern elephant seal waving hello from Drake’s

Exploring Heppe Ice Cave

Lava Beds National Monument has over twenty developed caves for visitors to discover, but, if a cave contains bat maternity colonies, then the cave is shut. The caves are shut for the bats’ protection because, like birds, bats are at …

A Summer ’19 Welcome

Welcome to my very first Mosaics in Science blog post! This summer I will be an interpretation and resource education assistant at Point Reyes National Seashore, and these posts allow any reader to follow along. So thank you for checking …

Many Props Needed

Reflecting back on my past 10 weeks, I’m asking myself, “what haven’t I done?”

One of the first things I did when I got to Lava Beds was to analyze the last two years of data from our NA Bat …

Not Hitting Rock Bottom

Prior to this internship, I had never been camping, repelling, or on long hikes. Today, I can now say I have done all three! My co-workers and I went on a camping trip to Crater Lake National Park earlier this …