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Our apartment complex is apparently really good for owls! Here is one of our two resident great horned owls hooting from the building across the street! I could actually hear it from inside every room in our apartment. A couple days ago I also had a fly over barn owl from our parking lot. Yes, … Continue reading Apartment Owl
The closest eBird hotspot to our apartment is Swan Lake Nature Study Area: a literal oasis in the sagebrush steppe/ great basin desert that is our home. Every time we go, the sora are foraging out in the open, often accompanied by a Virginia rail and a handful of song sparrows. The lake is surrounded … Continue reading Swan Lake Nature Study Area
We took a day trip down to south Lake Tahoe, to Emerald Bay. It’s hard to put into words how incredible this place is. I’ve never been anywhere else that moved a group of people to silent observation through journaling and drawing so quickly. We hiked down the path from the highway, hoping to be … Continue reading Lake Tahoe
Views from my new office 👩🏫 I am the new AmeriCorps educational programs coordinator for the amazing Wilbur D. May Arboretum. Yes, I will still be teaching kids about birds, but also about desert plants and other aspects of ecology! I’m stoked about this opportunity to explore my interests in education, and set research aside for just … Continue reading I got a new job!