My first three weeks here have been amazing. I get to travel to beautiful locations all around the county, work at the Safari Park, and live close to the beach. It really could get much better. Its surprising to me that that there are so many new plant species here, I wouldn’t have expected there to be so much variation just a few hours south of where I first took field botany. I never thought I would find the dry desert areas interesting, but the more I look the more there is to see. I am even more excited for the next five months than when I first started. There are multiple projects going on at the park and I hope I can find time to learn a little bit about all of them.