This is my last full week here at White Sands, and it’s starting to hit me. But before I talk about that, I want to talk about how Mothapalooza went last week.
There were about 60 people who came to see the moths and the presentation Eric gave. It was actually pretty fun! When I cut the yucca fruit … Read more
Some sad news, y’all, about the outreach event that I was helping prepare for this Thursday to work with the Teen Court, a group of teenagers who need community service and want to remove an act from their record. We were going to do a potluck-style meeting with people from the National Park Service, Bureau of Land Management, … Read more
I have an exciting thing going on next week. The second annual Mothapalooza will be happening on July 28th when the local moth expert Eric Metzler, who has been doing research in White Sands for many years, will be giving a talk on what he has … Read more
So I have story for y’all. We had our second Full Moon Night last Saturday and it was all going really well at first; the parking was going really smoothly and the music started to play. There was lightning we could see, but it didn’t seem like it was going to come near us… or so we thought. The … Read more
I hope that everyone in their parks and anyone else reading this blog is having an enjoyable summer so far. These past two weeks have been a little mellow in terms of projects, so I have been doing more evening programs with visitors and had my biggest group thanks to the holiday weekend. Last night I had 76 people … Read more
This is almost the halfway point of my time in New Mexico, which is crazy! I don’t want to think about it, though, so instead I just keep thinking about all that is yet to come.
On the upside, the Upward Bound event that happened last week went well! We had 72 students come from El Paso through … Read more
Summer is here and I am feeling it for sure! The temperature has been in the low 100’s the past week and it is quite a difference from the foggy summer days of Northern California that I am used to. With this comes interesting days, because I don’t know what it is about the heat but it makes people do … Read more
It was another week of firsts for me. Last Friday night we had the Full Moon Night I mentioned last week, and it went well! I did parking duty, but was still able to go over and see and hear the band play for a little bit. We had more people come than was expected, and the dunes … Read more
I am done with my training now! Yesterday I completed my First Aid and CPR certification training, and am ready to (hopefully) handle whatever comes my way while here at work and maybe in life. Now, since I am done with the training, that means I start to get into the normal schedule that I will have for the … Read more
So this is the second week of my time in New Mexico, aka the “Land of Enchantment,” a description written on every license plate in the state.
Let me start at the beginning of the week. On my day off I went to Las Cruces, the larger city 40 minutes west of White Sands National Monument (WHSA). There … Read more