Counting Violets

Tuesday morning started out pretty early but it didn’t matter because I was so excited. Jhonny, Gabie and I were going to drive up north to the field ranger station in Hebo to help out with a Silverspot butterfly survey. Mount Hebo a 3,176 summit...

Get Outdoors!

National Get Outdoors day is an annual event to promote healthy and active outdoor fun all across the United States! This is it’s tenth year and it is still going strong. On June 3rd, the OSU Research Forest in Corvallis, Oregon held their GO day...

The longer you look the more you’ll see

It is now officially summer (well not really)! May is nearly over, people are graduating from school and getting ready to go on vacation. But another phase of this internship is only beginning. The new field rangers from the Student Conservation Association arrived a week...

Twas our Bird day!

We held our International Migratory Bird Day this past Saturday (May 20, 2017). It was the first time that Cape Perpetua has held one. And it was the first time any of us put together an event of our own. It went pretty well if...

All about them Coastal birds

I was invited to sit in on a presentation about Coastal Birds at the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry or OMSI for short. I was not sure what it was before I arrived. But when I pulled up I realized that it was a...

Intertidal Five

This past Wednesday, Jhonny, Gabie and I were invited to a meeting to plan of a few Bioblitzes or an event where you got out and try to identify as many species as you can. You can decide to look for particular groups or just...

Smokey came to town

I can’t believe that it has already been a month and a half since I have arrived to the Central coast of Oregon. It has been amazing learning about the Siuslaw National Forest and all that inhabits it. It has been fun getting to learn...

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...