Hi, my name is Lyla Schoenig and I’m a junior at Davis Senior Highschool. I’ve done cross country for three years and am currently in the middle of my track season. My dad is a botanist so plants and the insects that inhabit them have played a big role in my childhood. My love of nature started when I was young and hopefully I can continue it by majoring in marine biology or another similar topic in college. I want to do this internship so I can gain actual field experience before I enter college, and the opportunity to participate in this program was just too good to pass up.
The weather wasn’t great on my first trip down to the ditch but I managed to find a tag even though I couldn’t find any plants that had emerged.