A Day at the Lake

Hello everyone and welcome back!   There is still a bit of lingering June gloom here in San Diego, but it's starting to warm up and produce really nice (almost) summer days. This past Saturday was great weather for the Chollas Lake Fishing Derby. Despite going to...

A Sense of Scale

Hello everyone, fancy seeing you here. I can't believe it's already June, time really does fly when you're having fun. My time here at the San Diego National Wildlife Refuge Complex has been a blast, and I can't imagine a better internship experience. I have...

Sharing our Shores

Hello everyone! SNOWY PLOVER UPDATE: About a month ago, on April 26th during a Snowy Plover survey, I spotted my first nest. I got to label it and for the past three weeks I have walked by it on my survey and noted that all three...

Now Entering Tern Territory

Hi Everyone! I have a pretty fun story for you this week!   Robert invited me to join him out on Salt Works to take a look at all the Elegant Terns that were nesting there. I hadn't been out to Salt Works since training! It was...

Least Terns are Turning Up

Hello everybody, and welcome back to the blogosphere!   I am writing this blog post ahead of time, as the next couple of days I am going to be quite busy with setting up for World Migratory Bird Day, my graduation, my birthday, and Mother's Day! Busy...

WMBD is Flying in Fast

Hello everyone!   This past week was a tame one, which was a nice change in pace after the hustle and bustle of two weekend events. So instead of doing a recap like I usually do, I’m going to shift gears and look ahead to events and things...

Tapirs and Meerkats and River Otters, Oh My!

Hello Everyone! The LA Zoo is currently putting on an event that is running from Earth Day to Endangered Species Day, called Wild for the Planet. The goal is to celebrate the planet and its great biodiversity with an emphasis on celebrating Year of the Bird...

Swimming Upstream: A Fish Migration Game

Hello everyone, welcome back! As most of you know, this past weekend was Earth Day. Here at the refuge we had our Earth Day festivities on Saturday in collaboration with the Living Coast Discovery Center. Saturday also happened to be World Fish Migration Day (WFMD),...