Los Angeles

Another very very busy week (I feel this is how my posts will forever start). Shorebird surveys are nearing their end since it seems like almost everyone has decided to start migrating up North. Things are slowly starting to change as we prepare for summer....

A work in progress

One more week down in the books! Alex and I have been overwhelmed by all the shorebirds on sight in the Blanca Wetlands, it has been quite amazing diversity and numbers!! Alex and I got the opportunity to watch a Peregrine falcon in action diving...

Western Snowy Plover Goes to School

We were pleased to be accepted to give a talk for the Environmental Science class at South Eugene High school last Friday, April 28th. Outreach and education are one of our goals and main duties at Siuslaw National Forest, my colleague Gabie Wolf is in...

Prepping for Wood Ducks

At ECC, we love ducks. We did the Junior Duck Stamp Art Contest, we have the Duck Club (more to come later) and we just prepped some of our Wood Duck Boxes! ECC is located right on the Anacostia River and we have some boats...

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...

Jack of All Trades

One of the things that drew me to this internship was the wealth of skills I knew I would develop. My site especially provides me both with in office and outdoor experiences. In the few short weeks I’ve been there, I have learned so many...

Everything BIG and small

This week, I feel like I became official! I was given a nametag for the Siuslaw National Forest that actually had my first and LAST name and a forest service badge! My uniform feels complete now. I spent the week up at Cape Perpetua learning...