We finally spoke to a class!

  Jhonny and I have been preparing to give presentations for most of April. We researched for hours; reading scientific paper after scientific paper. We formatted our presentations and then we presented to Forest Service Staff, to our supervisors, our roommates, and anyone else who would...

Trees on Trees on Trees on Trees

Well hello there! I’m not sure how the weather is where you are, but here in D.C., it has been pretty wacky. April was hot one day and freezing the next. Although it went on like that for most of the month, it all changed...

Team OCEAN and birds.. oh my!

New updates on our feathery friends at the Elkhorn slough Reserve! The female Great Horned Owl is busy right now with the birth of her baby chick!! I was just able to see the nestling owlet (white and fluffy and oh so cute!) before it...

Spring Time!

The temperature is going up, warming the land up to melt the snow announcing Spring. There it comes! Valley starts to change from white to a colorful, bright and alive area full of flowers, shrubs, birds, freshwater, fish, and wildlife. People love to enjoy riding...

The Fastest Animal on Land!

This week was yet again busy with school groups! Let's just say, the park was not short of curious kiddos and their parents. We also celebrated volunteer week! There were goodies all week long, from brownies to cookies and EVERYTHING in between. My sweet tooth...

Unexpected Learning Experience

It has been another great week here at the Blanca Wetlands. Shorebirds are starting to accumulate! Avocets or "Aves" as we like to call them have gradually been on the rise and we count at least a hundred more every day we go out! Willets and phalarope...

Western Snowy Plover Goes to School

We were pleased to be accepted to give a talk for the Environmental Science class at South Eugene High school last Friday, April 28th. Outreach and education are one of our goals and main duties at Siuslaw National Forest, my colleague Gabie Wolf is in...

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...