Sitka Nature Show #187 – Kathy Hocker (encore)

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The June 23rd show featured a conversation with Kathy Hocker, originally recorded in 2016. Kathy is a naturalist and artist in Southeast Alaska, if you would like to see some of her art and reflections featuring the natural world she encounters, check out her weblog.

If you have questions or observations you want to share, please feel free to leave a comment here or on the page I’ve set up for that purpose.

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Sitka Nature Show #186 – Chris Rurik

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The June 9th show featured a conversation with Chris Rurik, a visiting naturalist and writer who has been splitting his time between Washington and Alaska. We talked about how we developed and pursue our passion for natural history, and some of the things that have caught our attention along the way.

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Sitka Nature Show #185 – Josh Roering

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The May 26th show featured a conversation with Josh Roering, a geomorphologist based out of University of Oregon. He was in town as part of a project to investigate the feasibility of monitoring slopes and issuing warnings about potential landslides. We spoke about this project, and some of the other work he’s done.

Website for Josh’s Lab

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Sitka Nature Show #184 – Bird Songs of Sitka

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The May 12th show featured some of the common bird songs to listen for in the Sitka area. I played recordings and offered tips for learning to distinguish some of the different songs you are likely to hear around Sitka.

If you have questions or observations you want to share, please feel free to leave a comment here or on the page I’ve set up for that purpose.

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Sitka Nature Show #183 – Andrés López

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The April 28th show featured a conversation with Andrés López, curator of the Aquatics collection at the Museum of the North. He was in town as part of the Scientist in Residency Fellowship program at the Sitka Sound Science Center.

We spoke about how specimens in the collection he curates are preserved, and some of the challenges associated with preserving some of the larger organisms. We also discussed distribution of fish in the north, some of the factors that influence that distribution, and how modern genetic tools are beginning to help us answer questions in this area.

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Sitka Nature Show #182 – Kitty LaBounty

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The April 14th show featured a conversation with Kitty LaBounty, we spoke a little bit about late spring Natural History Seminars, migrating birds, plants of Southeast Alaska, and more.

Mentioned on the show:

Juneau Audubon Talk (on Facebook) about Orchids of Southeast Alaska by Marlin Bowles

xkcd comic about orchid mimic of an extinct bee

Natural History of Southeast Alaska wiki

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