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And then there is Monitoring…

And I am in the process of transitioning once more. Everything in Los Angeles Audubon has slowed down quite a bit now that all the educational programming is out of the agenda. Now, all that is left to do before summer camp rolls around is...

It Pays to be GULLible

This past week, I had the amazing opportunity to participate in Western Gull captures. This was my first time handling wild animals and let me tell you, it was quite the adventure! We  had a small crew of four consisting of my supervisor Stephanie, my boss...

Non-charismatic Endangered Species

[caption id="attachment_13848" align="aligncenter" width="225"] Euxoa auripennis NOT the Oregon Silverspot butterfly[/caption] Last week we had an interpretative training, which gave me the opportunity to read and instructed myself about the Oregon silverspot butterfly (Speyeria zerene hypotila), because we are having a couple table talks at the Portland...

The Magical Adventures of Bird Banding with Lily

Okay so I lack experience with a lot of things bird related and am learning so much from this experience. As one of my intern duties, I was sent out to go bird banding with Lily and some other amazing people. Lily is my office...

NEPA

Hello everyone, hope you all enjoyed the memorial day weekend! Aside from the surveys, which have slowed down significantly in the last week, Tif and I were able to attend some NEPA trainings. I gotta say it’s a very complicated process dealing with landowners and...

Invertebrates are now Life

Okay, so maybe I lied last week. This week officially all educational programming is done. That means no more Ballona Creek field trips, Kenneth Hahn field trips, Greenhouse Program, or West Los Angeles community college certificate program. With this said, this also means that summer...

Partners in crime

Hello y'all! Welcome back to my humble fun blog site. For this week's activities, I had a different experience from every other week I've been on duty. Alex and I went to Ranger management allotments with the experts in each department such as, recreation, vegetation,...

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...