Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Steve Starting Week #2 At Work!

A day in the life of a Biological Science Technician on the Revegetation Program at Carlsbad Canyon National Park. I don't want to have to type that again so, hereafter its: Biotech, Reveg Program and CNP!

Here's the office:

Check in and then I'm off to check on the plants. Here's a view on the main road into/out of the park:

Chihuahuan desert and blue skies:

The last couple of days I worked on putting the mesh cover over the top of the plant nursery:

Shading relieves stress on the plants by minimizing excessive moisture loss via evapotranspiration:

Here you can see that the entire top of the nursery enclosure is covered and that the plants are well-shaded. In the foreground are piles of salvaged native plant materials that will be used as mulch for upcoming plantings:

The Water Buffalo. No waterline to the quarry (where the nursery is located) so I'll be using this water tank and a gas-powered pump to water the plants:

Put the truck away, lock the door and its a wrap, as they say. A great day will get even better when I get home to Jennifer, Bounder and Bobcat!


  1. Looks like you'll be working hard, but I'm sure you'll enjoy it!

  2. I like the looks of everything! The new blog design, the house, the friendly neighbors, plants, cats and the new job photos! It must be exciting and I'm jealous!

  3. Yes, I agree with Adam. I like the looks of everything and I am jealous - especially of that kid who gets to live next door and be your friend.


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