Throughout the course of my summer internship, I worked on a number of projects for the Birds of Vermont Museum. The projects include taking inventory of the insect collection as well as uploading the species onto iNaturalist, a website that shares observations of species with naturalists across the globe! Another project I worked on was creating plant markers for the pollinator gardens. I did this by spending time in the gardens identifying as many species as I could. Then I wood burned the names onto individual wooden cookies to keep with the theme of the museum. The last project I did involved going through each of the specimen skins, assessing their condition and determining if the skins should be kept. In addition to these projects I helped with other tasks around the museum which included working at the gift shop, welcoming and assisting visitors, and other little tasks.
Class of 2023
May Buckingham is in the graduating class of 2023, and is majoring in Biology with a focus on Ecology. May has great interest in ornithology, wildlife protection, and habitat preservation and restoration. May is also a member of St. Lawrence University's Outing Club. In this club May leads students on...