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More Whoot-Whoot activities

Hi bird lovers, this whole week I got to learn a bunch from other departments such as law enforcement, wildlife, geology, cultural, fire, etc.. This week was orientation week for Alex and me. We also did some really fun outreach this week! We used a...

Counting Violets

Tuesday morning started out pretty early but it didn’t matter because I was so excited. Jhonny, Gabie and I were going to drive up north to the field ranger station in Hebo to help out with a Silverspot butterfly survey. Mount Hebo a 3,176 summit...

The Next 100 Coalition and the Capitol Building

Last week, I was lucky enough to hear an impressive panel speak and answer questions at the Capitol Building. The panel was each representatives from various member organizations of the Next 100 Collation. The name comes from the centennial of the foundation of the National...

GO TEAM OCEAN GO!!

Hello everyone! Well this week things weren't up and running; they were down and getting wet in the water!! This week was mostly monitoring BLOYs and about my first time doing some real outreach on the waters of Elkhorn slough! It started on Saturday, with a...

Fun with Friends

Hello all once again, it has proven to be a busy week with lots of events, activities and training.  Monday I took the required physical for wildland fire and MAN, was it extensive! Tif and I then spent the rest of the day planning for...

Murreder, She Wrote

This week, I began helping with common murre surveys. Unfortunately, the weather wasn't the best, so I often went home pretty wet and cold. Luckily, we use Rite in the Rain materials so we are very prepared to take note of disturbances and any eggs...

An Ode to Beach Sand

Oh, dear sand! You tiny grains of volcanic matter. Erosive forces wore you down until you were no longer one piece, but thousands specks of quartz, covering the beaches   And now, you are in my shoes And between my toes…behind my ears And in my hair   I’ve washed my socks at...

Oregon Silverspot Butterflies and Coastal Sea Birds

[caption id="attachment_13952" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Rock Creek, Siuslaw National Forest[/caption] One of the things that I liked the most during this internship are all the opportunities of getting involved in different projects and being able of learn about them. I’ve enjoyed getting information about the detailed biology...