Where are you from?
"The most vivid memories I have at CROW are with Loggerheads- ranging from missing flippers to accidental captures with fishing hooks. I remember the first time I saw one in the clinic, it literally took my breath away; I knew in that moment that I wanted to care for them for the rest of my life. They are such huge turtles and it makes you realize just how many beautiful creatures live in our surrounding waters. I think these memories stick so much in my mind because I know the importance of caring for these animals is crucial since they are an endangered species (and they’ve been around for 110 million years, it’s our duty to make sure they continue living for many more years- longer than us). Not only do we get in adults, but we also get hatchlings in that I have had the privilege of releasing back into the wild!
The absolute most memorable part of CROW would be that I am lucky enough to work with our American Kestrel ambassador Lola! This has allowed me to create a connection with a very special animal while also learning the equipment and the proper way to glove train raptors. I’ve also learned difference in behaviors, while also being able to tell if that animal is comfortable or not depending on their behavior or body language. It’s one thing to have this eye-opening experience at CROW, but it’s another to be able to develop a connection with one of the ambassadors; it is truly life changing and enlightening."
"On my days off, I like to either spend time at the beach or hike/bike ride in nature preserves. While being out and about, I also photograph all of the wildlife I see. I’m a writer as well, so I like to write blogs about experiences I have with wildlife."