The City of Roses

If you have ever been in a car with me on a sunny day in the Portland area, you will quickly learn of my obsession with Mt. Hood. Whenever I get a glimpse of this beautiful snow capped volcano, I am filled with awe. I had...

Monterey Bay Youth Outdoors Day

It seems like every week I get to learn something new about my own county, and this last weekend was no exception. The Monterey Bay Youth Outdoors Day is a completely free event open to the public, with a focus on getting children interested in...

Blanca Wetlands Blitz Pt.I

The other week I had the awesome opportunity to travel down to the San Luis Valley to shadow the two EFTA interns working at the Blanca Wetlands with the BLM.  What a fun week!  I arrived to Alamosa on a Tuesday evening and spent the...

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...

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...

Best Job Ever!

As the sun begins to appear on the horizon, I prepare myself for the day ahead. Binoculars...

The Joy of Children

         “You can teach a student a lesson for a day; but if you can teach him to learn by creating  curiosity,  he will continue the learning process as long as he lives.” There is nothing better than seeing a child's face light up with pure...

Snowy Plover Nest Adventures!

This week Carlos and I went out to the Moss Landing Wildlife Area with Carleton Eyster. As we were walking on the main levee towards Carleton we stumbled upon a Snowy Plover nest! I feel so fortunate that we saw it when we did because...