An Ode to Beach Sand

Oh, dear sand! You tiny grains of volcanic matter. Erosive forces wore you down until you were no longer one piece, but thousands specks of quartz, covering the beaches   And now, you are in my shoes And between my toes…behind my ears And in my hair   I’ve washed my socks at...

Natural Distractions

There are more sunny days these past two weeks than there were in all of March, April, and May combined. The coast has changed, but the beauty of the oceans and the beaches continues. We set up hammocks on our back deck (5 so far)....

Amanda

  Our new roommates arrived last weekend, we were apprehensive at first. It had only been the three of us for most the last month. We had a good thing going, and didn’t want “those interns” messing it up. But arrive they did, and every empty...

A “Crumby” IMBD

For the Siuslaw’s international Migratory Bird day celebration we had a great time. We had art’s and crafts (coloring, build a plover chick, and make a bird mask), a western snowy plover and marbled murrelet information table, a bird pledge section,  two bird walks, and...

I learned a KEY lesson this weekend

You can call me Bob Ross, because I’m going to paint y’all a picture: Friday was great, we drove to Eugene and spoke to a kindergarten class. This school, Camino del Rio Elementary School, is a Spanish immersion school. Meaning that the classes are taught primarily...

iNat All the Things!

I’m a huge fan of iNaturalist, a phone application used to document biological observations. So when Jasmine, Jhonny, and I were invited to a bioblitz planning meeting, I was obviously excited to talk about the app.   A bioblitz is an event where the local community is...

We finally spoke to a class!

  Jhonny and I have been preparing to give presentations for most of April. We researched for hours; reading scientific paper after scientific paper. We formatted our presentations and then we presented to Forest Service Staff, to our supervisors, our roommates, and anyone else who would...