Pitch Black

As though the dark is not scary enough, let’s add in the mix of an unfamiliar location, thousands of animals and a truck full of inexperienced surveyors. Portland (last year’s EFTA intern), asked Deisy and me to join Angelica and him on an amphibian survey Thursday night. We agreed and headed Read more…

Those Darn Crows

This week I had a very eye opening experience. I was able to join Tom Ryan and Stacey Vigallon in a walk-through of the Least Tern exclosure. We walked inside the exclosure, looking for possible nests, eggs, and scrapes. Scrapes are little ditches that the Least Terns dig out in Read more…

The Brooding Season

Yesterday was my first survey day working for Oregon State University. I’d be remiss not to admit that I’ve been looking forward to this stage of my internship for months; what is more exhilarating than watching Bald eagles swipe up Common murres from immense offshore rocks that are constantly slapped Read more…

144 kids!!

In only six hours, Mianna and myself managed to visit 11 classes from K-8th grade, watch 70 paper-bag owls be made, give out 40 bird activity books, watch 30 kids pretend to be birds, and have 44 kids participate in a JeoBIRDy game. A total of 144 kids learned about Read more…

Nuestra Tierra

This past Saturday I had the chance to have my own table at the Nuestra Tierra Earth Day event at Olvera Street in downtown Los Angeles. I had the chance to meet people from Tree People, Marcos from Audubon YES program, and an organization that is trying to get the Read more…