Monthly Archives: June 2010

Margined White (Pieris marginalis)

Margined White (Pieris marginalis) is the most common butterfly in the Sitka area (not that it has much competition, as there seems to be only one other regularly occurring species). During the warm years in 2003 and 2004, I remember … Continue reading

Posted in insects, Species Profile | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Pied-billed Grebe

While relaxing on a bench at Swan Lake, I happened to notice an unusual bird pop up to the surface. I wasn’t sure whether to believe it when I thought I saw a Pied-billed Grebe, but after waiting a while … Continue reading

Posted in birds, Species Profile | Tagged , , | 2 Comments

Small Phoenix (Ecliptopera silaceata)

Connor noticed this moth resting on the side of the house. I caught it and brought it inside to photograph. The larvae of this species are said to feed on fireweed. As this is the first time I have noticed … Continue reading

Posted in insects, Species Profile, uncategorized | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Little Buttercup (Ranunculus uncinatus)

Little Buttercup (Ranunculus uncinatus) is a fairly common species that I associate mostly with disturbed or gravelly areas near stream. I’m most familiar with it from near Indian River, and to this point my experience with this species is only … Continue reading

Posted in flora, Species Profile, uncategorized | Tagged | Leave a comment

Gallery: 20100604 Rainbow, Buttercup, and Moth

Posted in flora, insects, photojournal | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Early Morning Rainbow

I was up relatively early this morning trying to decide whether to make my way up Verstovia or Indian River, when I saw a partial rainbow in front of Mt. Edgecumbe. The sun was still not showing above the mountains … Continue reading

Posted in photo, weather | Tagged | Leave a comment