By Ayden Reyes The seasonal Park Ranger and me at our refuges World Migratory Bird Day Event      A day at my job as a Visitor Services Intern at Neal Smith National Wildlife Refuge is, in one word: fulfilling. Whether it may be interpreting for a field trip...

By Ayden Reyes A view of the visitor center from a walking trail. Although I’m only a month into my internship, it’s easy to see why Neal Smith National Wildlife Refuge is a special place. This urban refuge serves the Des Moines area as a reminder of...

A week into work, my first time going out on the refuge by myself!      Howdy, my name is Ayden Reyes and I graduated from Texas A&M University in May of 2021, with a Bachelors of Science in Forestry and Wildlife & Fisheries Sciences. My...