I can’t believe that it has already been 5 weeks since I started my second term with Branching Out. It feels like it was just yesterday that I started working here again at the same park and with the same people. It’s like groundhog day, repeating the day over and over again everytime I work at my site. But there are still some things I would like to explore with the rest of the time I have left working here; such as trimming the boxwood hedge with bob or experimenting with the other machinery that is at Adams. I also need to do some in-depth research on my independent project which will take a lot of time and effort. The only things I need to improve on are calling ahead of time to let my supervisor know if I happen to run late. Otherwise, things are loking good for the first half of work. Lastly, I would like to develop a new range of skills that could be useful in the future. Things like plant ID and the use of these types of equipment will be helpful when I start working at my own natoinal park. Overall, this has been a good work experience. This year and last year of working for branching out has been the best times I have had in the summer. Since I won’t be working there anymore because it’s my last year, I’ll have to find another job opportuniy that fits my best interests. Too bad there isn’t anything more hardworking and great that the National Park Service and working for Branching Out as a seasonal employee.