On my last field day for the Siegele internship, August 12, I was helping perform wetland assessments in Boulder County open space. The wetlands there were particularly biodiverse in some places and it was an incredible place to see during such a dry summer. One of the wetlands we assessed had a huge number of blue flowers, Lobelia siphilitica, blooming on the edges. This plant isn’t particularly rare on a global scale, but it is still a flower I had never seen before, and they look nice. Another wetland fed by a spring, on the other hand, had a strange feature. In the middle of the spring was a large metal cross with a nail at the intersection. This monument was dripping water and was evidently drawing water from the spring to produce this effect. I have no idea what it is or why it’s there, but it sure was an interesting find on my last day in the field for the summer.