“When one tugs at a single thing in nature, he finds it attached to the rest of the world.” ~John Muir
Isn’t ecology an absolutely fascinating science? It tries to tease apart beautiful, but complex, connections between organisms and their living and nonliving environment. The more ecology is explored and understood, the more it appears that everything is connected.
Engrossed in Ecology aims to explore ecology, focusing on subjects that many people may not think about. I will use a variety of resources to explore how these organisms shape, and are shaped, by their environment. In this way, I hope to inspire myself, and potentially others, to think critically about ecology, share ideas, and continue to learn about the influences that shape our world.
Aside from source-based posts, I am excited to share the projects I’m working on, such as my mini-quarium and ecology job spotlight.
This page is inspired by both my past and present. When I was young, I was obsessed with almost all of the the kids science shows on the air. During recess, I was the weird kid who played in the woods — and found a rabbit skeleton once (my mom wasn’t too happy, but I kept it) — while the others played kickball. In college, I rediscovered my love for learning and nature when I began taking biology courses. Studying the ecology of a variety of organisms, some of which I didn’t even know existed, led to discovering careers that let me continue learning.
Despite my graduation from college, I have an abundance to learn about both ecology and related careers. I aim to put anything and everything I learn on this blog, in hopes of others being able learn from my bits of research.
Because I love research so much, I am planning on undertaking graduate school next fall. I’m not sure what I will do after, so much of my life is spent feverishly for jobs or information. When not panicking about what I want to do for the rest of my life, I love crocheting, bird-banding, and volunteering with wildlife rehabilitation.