My last week in Alamosa!

After six months of meeting amazing people and learning so many incredible things, my journey here in Alamosa has come to an end. It is hard to believe that such a small town could have such a huge influence on me. I will definitely miss...

The week with a good friend!

This week Cara, the intern from Boulder, came down to Alamosa to see what a day in the life of Deisy and Mianna was like. The good thing is she came down during one of our busier weeks. The three of us had the opportunity...

Moving Rocks

The shorebirds are coming in by the hundreds! I have never had to count so many birds in one sitting or location. I was extremely overwhelmed by the large quantity and variation of shorebirds at the Blanca Wetlands for the fall migration! After a couple...

One HOOT of a week!!

Busy busy week!!! This week not only did I work in the office, but also had some great hands on training. This is what my week looked like: Monday  Work from 10am-6p.m. Organize macro data from the past ten years into a more easily understood and more easily...

SLLS

Last week Mianna and I had the opportunity to present to a group of high school students during the Summer Latino Leadership Summit. Our presentation was based on something Mianna and I both found important...

Early Mornings and Late Nights

Between the early morning SWFL (Southwestern Willow Flycatcher) surveys and the night amphibian surveys, my sleep cycle has been completely messed up. Wake up at three a.m...

Snowy…wait for it….Plovers!

120 100 67 50 37 28 These numbers represent the decline of Snowy Plovers in the past 15 years alone! This year we managed to only see 28 snowy plovers at the Blanca Wetlands. How can you go from 120 to only 28 in such a small amount of time! This absolutely bafffles me. If...

Nest Dragging

When I was told I would be nest dragging this week I pictured me dragging a a nest away from it mother. Well that is not what happened. We tied a long rope along our waists and walked ten miles in knee-deep water. As the...