Let’s Speed It Up!

My speed went from 50 to about 100mph in roughly 2.2 seconds flat! Things were moving at a normal pace...

Oystercatcher woes

Over the past few weeks I’ve been able to observe some of the obstacles that the Black Oystercatchers, or BLOYs, face. It has been an eye-opening experience that really allowed me to see how many challenges other species face when it comes to reproduction. It’s a...

SLLS

Last week Mianna and I had the opportunity to present to a group of high school students during the Summer Latino Leadership Summit. Our presentation was based on something Mianna and I both found important...

Diversity and Inclusiveness

“Diversity in the world is a basic characteristic of human society, and also the key condition for a lively and dynamic world as we see today.” — Jinato Hu A main part of this internship has involved workshops and discussions about diversity and inclusiveness in the natural...

Jr. Birding

About a week and a half ago, EFTA headquarters office hosted our first Jr. Birder activity!  We offered this activity in conjunction with a nature day put together by Americas Latino Eco Festival (ALEF).  As part of the upcoming ALEF festival in September, there are various...

Early Mornings and Late Nights

Between the early morning SWFL (Southwestern Willow Flycatcher) surveys and the night amphibian surveys, my sleep cycle has been completely messed up. Wake up at three a.m...

What I have learned so far…

Wow, only one more month to go and this internship will come to an end. * Will my business cards still count?* hahaha. Having a week off in San Francisco I had sometime to reflect of the last few months, so I thought I would...

To Laugh With or To Laugh At

What would your friends do if you fell into the water?  Portland, Angelica, and Deisy  are such good friends that instead of helping,  they just laugh. Tuesday started bright and early with a Southwestern Flycatcher survey. In order to receive accurate information it means getting stuck in...