Mi proyecto principal, pues estoy involucrada en otros proyectos más pequeños, consiste en detallar la fenología del cactus saguaro y observar sus botones, flores y frutos. Este proyecto utiliza dos personas del parque trabajando lunes, martes, miércoles, jueves, viernes y sábado durante los meses de abril a julio, capturando fotos de...

I drive to work every morning down a long straight open road, passing by huge silos of grain, vast expanses of fields, combines and semis full of cows blanketed by an enormous sky. Fort Larned is a remote, middle of nowhere and everywhere sort of...

Bienvenidos a mi parque, Saguaro National Park, está ubicado a  8.4 miles de mi casa, sin embargo mi familia y yo hemos visitado este parque un total de 3 veces en mis 23 años de vida. De hecho, cuando yo le dije a mis padres que iba a...

"Get ready to come in at 7:30 am next week to go into the field" Thadra, my supervisor, said to me on Friday afternoon. The moment I had been longing for had finally arrived. A smile spread across my face as I realized it was...

Hey everyone, my experience here at the Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve has been truly unique and wonderful. These past 9 weeks I have learned so much about the wildlife and plant life here at the preserve that it feels like its just a summer course...

(Dr. Ashley Reis pictured on the left in blue. Me pictured on the right in a giant hoodie!) Going to college was something I never, ever imagined. While I was in high school, although I was involved in various extracurricular activities, I hated sitting in...

As part of my internship, I have developed two different programs, A Big Tree Talk and a Giant Tree Walk. Translating these to Spanish was actually more challenging than I thought! There are lots of "nature words" that I don’t typically use, so I had...

  Hey everyone, its Cesar here and this week has been pretty hectic for me up here on the Prairie. We are going through a heat wave right now and the temperature has risen up to triple digits up here, combine that with humidity and...

In the process of reading primary and secondary sources concerning the jobs that Mexicans were doing at Bent’s Old Fort, I came to learn about a new aspect of slavery that I never knew. While reading about the fort during its peak years as a...

The biggest festivity in the park, Homestead Days, took place in late June. It was like taking a journey to the past and getting familiar with the Homestead Era. From seeing artisans sewing, chefs cooking as they did in the 1860’s, people adorned in clothing...

  “I promise to protect Rocky Mountain National Park and all my neighborhood parks!” These are my favorite words out of the Jr. Ranger pledge here at Rocky Mountain National Park. Every time a child fills out his or her Jr. Ranger Book, they come...

Unsure. Denial. Possibly the best three words that described how I felt before heading out to Yosemite National Park for my aquatic internship this summer. While I can’t deny that I am excited to start working in Yosemite this summer, there are still so many...

Hello! I’m Trinity Pineda and I am currently finishing up my 3rd year at UC Davis as a Wildlife, Fish, and Conservation Biology major. I’m originally from Chula Vista, California where I grew up, went to high school, and began to develop my interests. The...

Latino Conservation Week (LCW) has finally come! Since the beginning of my internship, I have been looking forward to this week and our LWC event at Hopewell Furnace National Historic Site. I partnered up with a fellow intern here to create an event to support the...

This internship has brought so many opportunities, and has given me experiences that can last a lifetime! Recently, our park just celebrated the 122 year anniversary of the arrival of the infamous S.S. Portland that contained 1 ton of GOLD! This event sparked the Klondike...

Every year for as long as I can remember I’ve watched the same Independence Day fireworks display at the same park, with the same loved ones. This was my first 4th of July away from home. Fortunately, my coworkers made some holiday plans and invited...

Hi everyone, These past three weeks have been physically and mentally challenging for my research project. I’ve been occupied collecting data throughout Grant Grove – Kings Canyon National Park and I must have to say it has been a wonderful journey. I have visited several...

Mile-a-minute vine or persicaria perfoliate is an invasive plant native to Asia that has spread on Grape Island, an island of Boston Harbor Islands. The leaves have a distinctive triangular shape and can be confused with wild morning glory, but mile-a-minute has ocrea surrounding the...

Last Wednesday I was able to visit Reconstruction Era National Historical Park with my wonderful coworker, Matt. Located in Beaufort, South Carolina, the park deals with different facets of the integration of the previously enslaved peoples into society during the Reconstruction Era. The park is...

Last Saturday I was fortunate enough to participate in a kayak trip along the Intracoastal Waterway behind Fort Moultrie. I thought it was fantastic that my job for the day was simply to paddle along. That's something I can definitely get used to! It was...