This is Not Good-Bye

So, for the last week of my Environment for the Americas (EFTA) internship, I am reminiscing about the great times I have had, all the amazing things I did, and the wonderful people I have met. Outreach: My favorite thing about the outreach was seeing students...

The End Is Just the Beginning

It is crazy to think that my time with Environment for the Americas is coming to an end. I don't know what I will do without all my shorebird friends. As I have said in previous blogs, this experience has been wonderful. I have learned...

Summer Poem for EFTA

Surveys and fun, Out in the sun; Our summer doesn't get any better than that.   Learned many things, Like how to avoid stings, And developed many friendships along the way.   Played in the ponds, Getting ready for beyond; This internship is the best for future goals.   Okay, so this poem may be short, but...

Call Me Crazy, But I Have An Idea

Okay, so those of you who know me know that once I get an idea in my head, I want to fulfill it. I will do anything in my power to make it happen. Sometimes, though, I get too many ideas and get overwhelmed with...

Fly Baby Fly

This week was a very special opportunity for the Blanca crew (or what is left of us) to handle wild ducks for banding. This project has been going on for a few years, the focus being on determining the number of Cinnamon Teal for hunting.  There...

One For The Record Books

This summer has been so incredible, crazy, and definitely one to remember. I remember being hesitant about this summer, being unsure if I could do well with outreach. I remember being most confident in learning shorebird identification, but still being nervous about it. I remember being...

Swamp Monster, Jr.

So, in my featured picture you may notice that there is mud on my arm, my hair is a bit messy, and, oh yes, it's white. It's just another day working out at Blanca Wetlands. When you come home looking like that, you know it...

Making Pies Out of Mud

This week it seemed like we were tires in wet mud that could not get any traction. We were supposed to start macroinvertebrate samples on Monday, however after the time it took to try to find the protocol and all the equipment, we decided that...