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Flashback and forward!!

Flashback time and/or throwback Sunday!! The featured image here is actually a poster in which a previous EFTA intern worked on (shout out to Hugo Ceja!!). Why bring this up though? One, for good memories and to recognize some outstanding work done by a previous...

The Habitat Around Us

When I walk on Venice Beach's sandy grounds I begin to wonder about the habitat that is around here. Before this internship, I never would have thought there would be much habitat because it’s just sand, water, and residences. Now I view the beach differently,...

The Murricle of Life!

I cannot believe it is already July! This summer is flying by and I'm enjoying every minute of it. To start, I had a really nice fourth of July made up of delicious food, great friends and amazing fireworks. Also, my work week was pretty...

Wilderness in the Creek

A great sunny Saturday to enjoy the oasis called Douglas Creek. This is a public land managed by the Bureau Land Management (BLM).  It's located in Eastern Washington, and it's a dry sage-steppe upland forming a unique riparian oasis in the desert climate. A great...

Transitioning…again

Babysitting snowy plovers also known as baby snowy plover monitoring, has been quite interesting. In the beginning of the week, there was three snowy plover chicks, by Tuesday morning there was only one (which is common since shorebird chick survival rate is only 20%), and...

We Love Trees

[caption id="attachment_14235" align="alignright" width="258"] One community we worked with to add trees. The trees would cool the buildings and slow down off on this hill.[/caption] What’s going on?? I hope you all are enjoying summer in full swing now that we have made it all the...

Outward Bonding

On my Sierra Nevada Outward Bound course, I got to connect with nature and my current group of nine other students on the trip. All of us new to the experience but through physical and mental challenges were brought together as a team to face...

Happy Thursday

Sitting along the shore of Venice beach, I was preparing everything for Least Tern monitoring when I hear a squeaky chirping above me. I look up to see two birds flying and ready to land onto the sandy beach. They land at least three feet...