It’s a bird! It’s a plane! No wait is that a potato??

The day that I patiently have been waiting for finally arrived! the 12th ANNUAL marbled murrelet (MAMU) citizen survey. [caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="720"]                                 Losin' my marbles over here over the fact that I...

Going back to school

I’ve gotten the opportunity to work with kids more closely this past week and it has been really amazing. Pulling up to the parking lot for summer school program at Siuslaw Elementary school really brought back memories. Two other rangers and I spent two days...

Dunestatic

Today was a really great day, we went out with a wonderful Forest service plant ecologist named Marty Stein and group of young adults to learn more about dunes restoration and to help eradicate a pretty nasty invasive species called European beach grass. This grass usually...

Summer is officially here

June 21st, the longest day of the year, brought in the summer season. All of the schools here in the Central coast of Oregon are now out of session and our campgrounds, beaches and forests are open and ready for all of the fun! We...

That’s so Raven

It was 5:40 on Monday morning at Cape Perpetua before Jerry decided Ricky had slept long enough. “Wakey wakey dormilón ” said Jerry. “Yawn..Shh Jerry! Please, just five more minutes. I was having the best dream.” Ricky complained while Jerry poked him with his bill. “Okay, okay Basta, I’m...

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...