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Scavenger Hunt

September 19, 2023

                       Scavenger Hunt Photo edition!

Throughout the internship you will use your personal device (smart phone) to take surveys and take photos. We will come back to this page in order to complete this scavenger hunt. You will see how many of the 15 items on this list you can get a photo of. Start now by taking one!

  1. A selfie
  2. A picture of an invasive plant that is a problem such as:
  • Bill thistle or Musk thistle
  • Russian olive
  • Tamarisk

There are many other and you can find them in this guide or this guidebook from NMSU


3. A picture of a native plant such as:

Trees – see this guide for examples

  • Ponderosa pine
  • Rocky Mountain juniper
  • One seed juniper
  • Pinon pine
  • Aspen
  • Gambel oak
  • Douglas fir or White fir

Wildflowers (Forbs)-here is one link, and you can also load this app on your phone

  • Penstemon-many species
  • Primrose
  • Fleabane

Grasses – you can download this guide to your phone

  • Blue grama
  • Alkalai sacaton 


4. A picture of soil erosion such as (this webpage has some examples):

  • Rill erosion
  • An incised gully
  • A headcut
  • A rutted road that is not well drained
  • A cut bank on a river
  • A soil erosion problem that could be addressed or something that could be hard to fix

5. Picture of an erosion control structure that will reverse soil loss

6. A picture of a forest that appears to have too many trees

7. A picture of a forest that has good amount of trees

8. Picture of another Intern

9. Picture of someone expressing a moment of wonder

10. Picture of an insect 

11. Picture of a mammal

12. Picture of a funny/ironic sign

13. Picture of a beaver dam

14. Human-made structure (helpful for plants and soil)

15. Human-made structure (unhelpful for plants and soil)