Nearly five months ago I began a journey with the CLM internship program with no idea what would be in store for me. Little did I know that I would be a pioneer of something new to the state of Texas. This botany internship is the first to be established with the United States Forest Service in Texas.
I have met many great people from the Caddo-LBJ National Grasslands District office, the Ladybird Wildflower Foundation, and Texas Nature Conservancy. I have seen new sides facets of the conservation that I have previously were unaware off, such as wildland fire fighting.
Accomplishments achieved include the completion of the offices first seed collection, a monarch butterfly survey, and Asclepias survey.
This internship has opened new possibilities and options for the coming days. But for now it is just time to sit back and relax in the moment.