New Perspective

When I started this internship I was excited about the opportunities, but I still wasn't that excited about birds. I have always admired raptors for their beauty and the simple fact that they can FLY everywhere! I had never even heard of shorebirds before this...

Last Blog From Alaska

Today is the final day of my internship in Alaska. Although my heart is breaking to leave such a wonderful world of great people and extraordinary wildlife, I must continue my journey into a new world of adventure--Klamath Falls, Oregon. The experience I've had as just a...

Fungus Freaks

This is my view as I write this post… I just spent nine days in the beautiful town of Girdwood, Alaska. This year’s Fungus Fair was the best they’ve had in a while. An explosion of fungi! Last year was considered a “bad year,” because there...

Gracias EFTA for Everything

As Anita and I conclude our last week here at the San Diego National Wildlife Refuge, I begin to look back on all of our accomplishments and projects that we have worked on this summer. It was a pleasure working with the staff here at...

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...

Why, es, i? YSI.

Grab the wet bag, wetsuit, booties, snorkel and mask, because we're getting in the water! This week during my outing on the research boat at Elkhorn Slough, not only did we do our usual crab trap measurements, but we also needed to move the YSI's Kat had...

Thanks EFTA!

This was the last week for my Environment for the Americas (EFTA) internship, and it truly feels like the six months flew by! This week I was able to help survey for Snowy Plover roosts at Hermosa and Dockweiler Beach. And, again, it was really...

Where Do You Find Chemistry?

You find it everywhere, and it is literally everything. Life is chemistry and chemistry is life! Throughout the summer I would work with different people and they would very often ask me, "What do you do with chemistry?" I would smile and tell them, "Everything!"...