Counting Violets

Tuesday morning started out pretty early but it didn’t matter because I was so excited. Jhonny, Gabie and I were going to drive up north to the field ranger station in Hebo to help out with a Silverspot butterfly survey. Mount Hebo a 3,176 summit in the Oregon Coast Range Read more…

Una Piñata

We had a great idea for IMBD this year. Bird piñatas with free giveaways! We sat and talked about how we could make our event in Boulder a little more inviting for Latino families in the surrounding community. After talking about it some, we came to the conclusion that adding Read more…

Goshawks! in the Club

“Ughh look at all these cow parsnips.” “Oh, that’s not cow parsnip.” “Is…is it the devil’s…?” “Welcome to the club!!” That’s how our goshawk survey began at the Saddlebag Trail.  We strolled right into the belly of the beast, or more like the belly of the dense Devil’s Club undergrowth.  Read more…

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…