A chronicle of my observations as I learn about the Natural History of the area around Sitka, Alaska.
Love the web site! Just found you and enjoyed checking it out – love the pics.
I take pics of things in interior Alaska for my webpages, mostly. I’ve been in
Fairbanks for almost 29 years! I love it! I would say I am a naturalist at heart.
My Bachelor’s Degree is in Biology. I love the nature here. Well enough, just
wanted to say hello and thanks for the great observations and pictures!
I have been visiting your site for a long time, it is one of my favorites!
I have a partial photo of a bird I took on Feb 11 08 on the UAS ramp and would like to know
if you can identify it for me.
Thanks, hope to hear from you soon.
Is this blog still monitored? I am very interested in learning more about what you refer to as “hot foot trails”…
Yes, it’s still active – just haven’t posted much over the past few months. I don’t know a great deal about the hot foot trails, but perhaps I can put something together at some point.
Hey Matt I stumbled across your 3 pics of the sharp shinned hawk you took while researching the bird for the SE Hummingbird Festival. I would like your permission to draw a pen & ink line drawing from one of the three and submit it for the juried art show here in Ketchikan. If you don’t mind then I’d also like to include a copy of the picture and give you and the site credit while it is on display thru May. I only have a week to the deadline so I may not even be able to finish in time as I have a 2 year old son, newborn twins and work 50+ hrs a week, so a quick response is necessary. Thanks for time, Bianca
I would like to get permission to use one of your Plantago maritima photos in an UAF Cooperative Extension Publication which we’re updating. Can you contact me via email? Thank you
Hi Matt, just found your site while I was looking for a photo of wild cucumber’s spring shoots. All the other photos online are of the more mature plant, and I was so excited to find your photo of the choice eating stage! It’s one of my top favorites. Just tried it this spring roasted in the oven with olive oil, like people do with asparagus. Yum!
I’m from Cordova, we have many or most of the same plants here as you have in Sitka. I am going to be doing a (free) talk about our local wild edibles, and would love to use a few of you photos…. Please email me if that would be alright.
I see I’m not the only person who has asked! It’s just not that easy to find good photos of wild Alaska plants! I myself am an avid collector, but not a photographer at all. Thank you for your beautiful work!
Thanks for all your hard work on the SE AK Nature Wiki. It has been a very
My question: In your SE Alaska Bird http://wiki.seaknature.org/Birds list
could you please clarify the “+” and “-” codes?
*+ = One or more records???*
*- = Possible but unrecorded??*
We are having much debate here as we prepare for a trip. We’d love to know for sure. Many thanks!
Thanks Rab – the “+” means accidental, so at least one record, but not more than a handful. The “-” means that the species has not been recorded (in that season).
I hope you have a good trip!
Got it. Many thanks and keep up the great work!
I would like to use your photo of Pinguicula villas. I wold be glad to have your e-mail address so that I can explain where and how I would like to use this image
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