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Monthly Archives: May 2010
Download Audio Clip Eurasian Collared-Doves have only been reported in Alaska for a couple of years, and I think last summer was the first time any were reported in Sitka. However, their numbers do seem to be expanding, so it … Continue reading
It’s been quite warm (by Sitka standards) over the past few days. Thursday’s high temperature of 75F broke the former record high for the date of 68F, set in 1990. It was slightly cooler on Friday, and the high temperature … Continue reading
Red Elderberry (Sambucus racemosa)
Hairy Butterwort (Pinguicula villosa) is a small plant found on relatively dry hummocks in muskegs. Easy to overlook because of its size, this plant, with its delicate purple flower, is worth the effort to find and take a closer look … Continue reading
I noticed a bristletail crawling among the lichens, bryophtyes, and rocks. I was not able to get a very good photo, but I believe it’s probably a Pedetontus sp. Update: the local forest bristletail is Pedetontus submutans.