The sun is beaming, the air is dry, and the heat is stifling on this summer morning. I look forward to the cool breeze as the 7:30 train rattles the tracks and the steam trumpet echoes throughout the Sandhills, announcing the engine’s presence. As I...

Hello fellow bird lovers! I have recently started my internship on May 24th, and have been enjoying every day on site thus far! Before my internship began, I visited my site many times this year from volunteering with the Ventura Audubon Society. My site is located...

Hello! My name is MacKenzie Kuras, my pronouns are she/her/hers and I am an intern for EFTA and the Ventura Audubon Society! I am currently a full time student at California State University Channel Islands majoring in enviro- nmental science and resource management with an emphasis in...

Hello friends, I hope everybody is enjoying the start of summer and the year of cicadas! Well, only for those living in Washington D.C! Cicadas are interesting creatures, to say the least. These insects show up every 17 years and make quite the commotion! For some,...

Hello! My name is Aiko Goldston and I will be the Streaked Horned Lark Field Assistant at the Willamette Valley National Wildlife Refuge Complex in Corvallis, Oregon this summer!  I am originally from San Jose, California and I graduated from UC Santa Barbara with a Bachelors of...

Hi everyone my name is Isabel Tafoya but you can call me Isa. I'm originally from Angel Fire, New Mexico but I just graduated from the University of New Mexico and Albuquerque where I got a bachelor's degree in Interdisciplinary Arts, with focuses in photography...

Hello! I have been living at William L. Finley National Wildlife Refuge (NWR) near Corvallis, Oregon for almost a month now. For this post, I will be giving a little introduction to my site, William L. Finley NWR. [caption id="attachment_20236" align="alignleft" width="300"] Overlook Pond with the Refuge...

Imagine this: You’re standing on top of a coastal cliff, as wafts of salty ocean air and blooming wildflowers flood your senses. While near the cliff’s edge, you’re able to look beyond a fence to see a small town enclosed between thick stretches of tall...

I arrive at the USFS work center in Bentley Louisiana, within the Catahoula District of Kisatchie National Forest. The site surrounded by a seed orchard which provides seedlings to the district for planting after timber harvests. In the early morning, purple martins swoop and dive...