It is honestly surprising that I have already spent a whole month in Cuyahoga Valley National Park. I have settled in well and have a solid routine. I spend my days doing field work in the mornings, office work in the afternoons and usually taking...

Groundhogs at the HouseLooking for Dragonfly LarvaeThe LedgesHolding an American ToadBaby BeaverBat MonitoringThe ColosseumMe with a Downy WoodpeckerYellow WarblerMe and My Coworkers with a Blue Jay Previous image Next image I came to Cuyahoga Valley National Park on May 19 and now I am getting ready to leave...

Every Friday and Saturday a group of citizen scientists walk a transect in Cuyahoga Valley National Park and count butterflies by species using binoculars and occasionally a butterfly net. I joined them on several days this summer and dusted off my butterfly ID skills. The...

The Cuyahoga River is a constantly evolving system that illustrates the continued success of the Cuyahoga Valley renewal. Prior to remediation efforts, the Cuyahoga River was greatly contaminated by industrial effluents, was dammed, and was an active transportation corridor for products such as oil, rubber,...

One of my jobs here at Cuyahoga Valley National Park is to assist with the pilot season of the park's Monitoring Avian Productivity and Survivorship (MAPS) bird banding station. About every ten days this summer I and other employees of the resource management office go...

In Cuyahoga Valley National Park, environmental remediation efforts on the Cuyahoga River birthed the park's creation after the river caught fire for the twelfth time in 1969. In order to track the resulting change in environmental health, the park's resource management department began weekly surveys...

Brandywine Falls Hello everyone! My name is Sofia Gilroy. I am an Environmental Science student from Brown University (originally from Texas) and this summer I will be stationed in Cuyahoga Valley National Park, located between Cleveland and Akron, Ohio! I recently arrived in the park and began...