National Pollinator Week

This past weekend, I participated in the bee pollinator event in Spring Valley. I was able to work alongside Cathy Chadwick, Director of the Earth Discovery Institute, and her staff, along with Jessica Davids, a native bee expert. Although this was a small event, it was very...

Searching for Vireos

This week I worked alongside biologist, Monica Alfaro, to try a new type of bird surveying in which we listened to the sounds of the Least Bell's Vireo and tried to find their location. Before arriving, Monica had advised me to wear full-length pants, a...

Safety First!

This past weekend, Katelyn and I were able to be a part of the Community Bike Ride and Child Safety Fair at the Habitat Heroes site, hosted by the Jonathan Sellers & Charlie Keever Foundation. We were in charge of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service...

Beautifying Landscapes

This week Katelyn and I traveled to El Cajon, where we fixed up the schoolyard habitat at the Anza Elementary School. It was a hot day, but a great day for field work. Our goal was to clean up the habitat as much as we could, in order...

Baby Chicks!

This week Katelyn and I had the amazing opportunity of seeing the Least Tern baby chicks hatch out of their eggs. We went out to Sweetwater Marsh and the Border Field State Park with Robert Patton, and found many baby chicks. It was a bit difficult...

Empowering Latinas

This past Saturday night, the Living Coast Discovery Center held an overnight event for MANA de San Diego's Hermanitas program. This national Latina organization aims to empower young Latina women by enhancing their leadership skills, promoting educational achievement, achieving Latina economic parity, having a voice in all political decisions, and promoting...

Outcome of IMBD!

This past weekend was International Migratory Bird Day! On the morning of the event, Katelyn and I set up our bird pledge station booth and laid out our bird history timeline. We were both pretty tired from getting all the last minute items ready the day before,...

Getting Some Practice Bird Surveying!

This week Katelyn and I were given the amazing opportunity to monitor endangered bird species with consulting biologist, Robert Patton. In the beginning I had no idea what monitoring would be like, but it turned out to be very exciting. We were able to get up close...