Never Trust Atoms, They Make Up Everything

I have been a biologist for as long as I can remember. I remember that I was always flipping through Zoobooks and this kid-friendly “encyclopedia” series called Wildlife Explorer that was about 4 binders long, full of cards about different animals species (they also had...

Stepping back into Routine (somewhat)

Okay I promise Joshua Tree National Park will be next week… But for this week, lots has been going on as usual. Very very busy with Los Angeles Audubon. About three weeks ago I had established a somewhat routine, but the last two weeks did not...

Prepping for Wood Ducks

At ECC, we love ducks. We did the Junior Duck Stamp Art Contest, we have the Duck Club (more to come later) and we just prepped some of our Wood Duck Boxes! ECC is located right on the Anacostia River and we have some boats...

Earth Day Celebration at Watsonville

Hello everyone: I wanted this blog to be about one event that is increasing in importance; Earth day. (Yes, I'm pretty sure you have either heard or even joined in earth day marches, and I think in their own way, different organizations are committed to...

Fieldtrip Fun

Hello, everyone, hope everybody is doing great! This week has been good, we discovered some new species at the wetlands and we were super excited to see something different. The plovers and peeps are beginning to show up and things have become much more exciting...

Pretty Fly

Jhonny and I met the snowy plover monitors this Thursday : Daniel, Adam, and Erica. They’ve all been in the “bird business” for a few years, and have lots of knowledge to share. We’re really excited to go out with them at some point this...

Youth whootivities

For this week's adventures, on our bird surveys we kept scanning our beautiful snowy plovers in one pond of the Wetlands. Stocked to see more coming as the Valley continues to warm up. I went to one of the schools to teach Kindergartens about the life...

A busy week

I had a very busy week: I received feedback on the report: “ The Historical Presence of Waterfowl Birds Species at Siuslaw National Forest”, and presentations about “The Importance of Shorebirds for the Oregon Dunes Ecosystem” and “Siuslaw National Forest Western Snowy Plover Population to...