Stepping back into Routine (somewhat)

Okay I promise Joshua Tree National Park will be next week… But for this week, lots has been going on as usual. Very very busy with Los Angeles Audubon. About three weeks ago I had established a somewhat routine, but the last two weeks did not...

iNaturalist: Battle between the Cities

Time flies when you've been busy and having lots of fun. This week I was able to chaperone a group of high school students on a 4- day Joshua Tree National Park camping/rock climbing trip. It was nice to be out of Los Angeles for...

Prepping for the Least Terns

Another busy week. Weeks are going by super fast. A month ago we were on our last day of training back in San Diego after getting drilled heavily on shorebird identification and count surveys. Now, I have conducted about eight shorebird count surveys and trained...

SunArt: Shadows of Nature

It was a very eventful week! Lots of things to do once again with education and enclosure set ups and shorebird surveys, it really is never ending. This week however, the Science Illustration program that Stacey (my supervisor) and Brian Young (Los Angeles Audubon employee)...

Practice of Freedom

There was so much learning done this week. From third graders to young adults and even a couple of parents and a wide array of topics too; from native habitats, to micro-invertebrates, to interpretation and communication. This week was filled with a lot of insightful...

The Little Things

The first time I ever "birded," I was studying abroad in Costa Rica camping on a stranded island at 5am with the sun barely rising. The night before, one of our professors asked "Who likes birds and wants to go birding tomorrow?" I had absolutely...

Sembrando (Planting Seeds)

I remember vividly the day I became interested in pursuing a Biology major, specifically a Biology: Ecology, Evolution, and Behavior major at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). I visited the San Diego Zoo and witnessed a spider monkey and hippopotamus interaction where the...