I have been in Arizona for almost a month now. Coming here with a background in botany, I was way off in the diversity of the plant species here, and their size. Being an SOS intern I have already had some amazing opportunities see some amazing wildlife and plants.
Because I started so early I did my training for the internship for SOS collecting in Colorado, and our field day was really neat too. And the training was really helpful in my professional growth because I know now what to expect in a formal seed collection.
Our focus for the SOS is native grass seed, but with the doubt and wildfires that our going we will do the best we can.