Hi everyone, I hope you are doing well. This past weekend on August 14th we had a public tagging event. In total 66 people came out including children and adults. I was able to show the the process of tagging a monarch and the data...

I can't believe the conference is here already! The summer has truly flown by so fast, it's almost sad to think about the fact that my time at my park is coming to an end. Thankfully, I live within driving distance of Fire Island and...

Every good thing must come to an end, and unfortunately it is time for me to say goodbye to the Park(s). It has been a fun, fruitful, and learning experience here and I am thankful that I got the opportunity to work for the National...

Even before I was offered the position as the intern, I took a liking to the park's mascot, Pancho the Vermillion Flycatcher. He's a big, red bird with chubby cheeks and big, round eyes. An adorable little guy! During one of my first conversations with...

These twelve weeks went by faster than I could have ever anticipated but they have been the most rewarding personally, but especially professionally. This internship taught me a lot about the workforce, introduced me to amazing people, and helped me develop new skills and improve...

One of the great opportunities that this internship provides is getting to interact and work with so many new people and that couldn't be more true than at the Denver Service Center's Planning division. While almost every day I was greeted with new faces within...

This summer, I've participated in the pitfall array surveys within Cabrillo National Monument. The project started in 1995, and surveys have been conducted every year since by U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) and National Park Service (NPS) researchers. These surveys aim to understand the population dynamics...

The Grand Canyon National Park (GRCA) is definitely grand. At the South Rim we sit at 7,000 feet above sea level, so coming from a town that is right at sea level has been an adjustment for me. Altitude sickness is a real thing! However,...

Starting my internship, I knew that I would be working with the historic herpetofauna community data collected by the National Park Service and U. S. Geological Survey agencies. I learned about the methodology that established the pitfall arrays, the techniques used to collect data, and...

It is amazing to note how much history lies minutes away from each other, when you arrive in the town of Florissant, Colorado you can check out the local museum. This local museum has numerous historical tales of old Florissant from the traveling mountain men,...