Im Racha Elsbach, a junior at Davis Senior High School in Davis California. I signed up for this internship because I have an interest in ecology and thought I could learn about what it really means to be an ecologist. I also thought it would look great on my transcript to have a internship before graduating high school. While out looking for the milkweed I found it very enjoyable to walk through the trench (even when I slipped in the mud). I found it very difficult to distinguish some plants from others and was glad when i finally found the milkweed.