Amanda

  Our new roommates arrived last weekend, we were apprehensive at first. It had only been the three of us for most the last month. We had a good thing going, and didn’t want “those interns” messing it up. But arrive they did, and every empty...

A “Crumby” IMBD

For the Siuslaw’s international Migratory Bird day celebration we had a great time. We had art’s and crafts (coloring, build a plover chick, and make a bird mask), a western snowy plover and marbled murrelet information table, a bird pledge section,  two bird walks, and...

I learned a KEY lesson this weekend

You can call me Bob Ross, because I’m going to paint y’all a picture: Friday was great, we drove to Eugene and spoke to a kindergarten class. This school, Camino del Rio Elementary School, is a Spanish immersion school. Meaning that the classes are taught primarily...

iNat All the Things!

I’m a huge fan of iNaturalist, a phone application used to document biological observations. So when Jasmine, Jhonny, and I were invited to a bioblitz planning meeting, I was obviously excited to talk about the app.   A bioblitz is an event where the local community is...

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...

Pretty Fly

Jhonny and I met the snowy plover monitors this Thursday : Daniel, Adam, and Erica. They’ve all been in the “bird business” for a few years, and have lots of knowledge to share. We’re really excited to go out with them at some point this...

Remembering while I can

Last week I got some really good news: I got into grad school and was awarded a fellowship! I was so excited for this opportunity that I immediately began to make plans for August. After all, its mid-April, soon it’ll be may, then summer will...

A Beautiful Backyard

    It’s really easy to come home from work and sit down to binge-watch shows. But this week I’ve started making more of an effort to NOT do that.   Behind our bunkhouse is the Sutton campground. Tuesday night we went on a short hike to see if...