[sc_embed_player_template1 fileurl=https://s3.amazonaws.com/weblog-media/raven/20130929_KCAW_SITNAT_Scott_Harris.mp3]Download Radio Show The 29 September show featured a conversation with Scott Harris. We talked about the restoration and ecological monitoring field work he’s been working on around the area. For more see the page he’s created for those projects: Southeast Alaska Long-term Monitoring Network (SALMoN). If you have questions or observations you want … Read more
I heard about a Black-headed Grosbeak visiting a feeder a couple of days ago. I was able to get out there this afternoon with Connor, and after an hour or so of waiting in the rain, we were rewarded by the arrival of the bird to the feeder. By that time we didn’t have too … Read more
Yesterday I noticed several Sitka Alder with new leaves. Some of them were clearly still developing, and given the lateness of season, I thought this seemed odd. I am guessing the warm August/September (so far – though it seems to be cooling off now) had something to do with it. I found myself wondering what … Read more
[sc_embed_player_template1 fileurl=https://s3.amazonaws.com/weblog-media/raven/20130915_KCAW_SITNAT_Gary_Greene.mp3]Download Radio Show The 15 September show featured a conversation with Gary Greene, who has been spending time in Sitka as part of the Sitka Sound Science Center Scientist in Residency Fellowship. We talked a fair bit about how the greywacke that makes up so much of the rock around Sitka formed. We also … Read more
I’m not sure what was causing it, but the air seemed quite hazy today. I was tempted to think smoke, but usually the sun gets a deeper red when that is the case, so perhaps it was just a very diffuse fog or something?
I walked down to Merrill Rock along the new sea walk that goes from the main Crescent Harbor parking lot down nearly to Totem Park. It is nearing completion in several sections, but still has a bit of work to go in others (especially between Sage Beach and Kelly Street). I was about to walk … Read more