If you haven’t heard yet…

Ranger Sara is leaving us for new adventures in the Land of Enchantment, the home of the Roadrunner, the headwaters of the Pecos River, Tony Hillerman country, and she’ll be right down the road from the first discovery of the Clovis Point*. I’m bummed, but I’m also happy, and a little bit jealous. I’m bummed because Sara, besides being a good Ranger, is a good person, and I’m going to miss her. If you’ve worked or even talked with Sara youRead more

How Hot, Cloudy, or Acidic is it, anyway?

What’s got Sara and Erin smiling on a steamy morning in mid summer? Well, they just got back from a walk in the Wetlands. Who wouldn’t be smiling after spending time in a swamp full of frogs, snakes, all forms of aquatic (and flying) insects, and of course, muddy water. What were they doing braving the heat and humidity of the day? They were testing locations and equipment in order to collect data on temperature, turbidity, and acidity of the water. WhatRead more

The Evolution of the Rangers

When I first came aboard the Museum some 3 plus years ago there was a Ranger* on duty during the weekends only. The week days were covered by other members of the staff on an hourly basis on the outdoor exhibits loop** (different individuals from various departments would walk the loops for one hour during each of the Museum’s open hours). Since then we have developed into a full time operation. When the Museum is open there’s a Ranger onRead more