Raven Radio Show #47 – Adam Andis

Download Radio Show The 16 February show featured a conversation with Adam Andis, who has spent much time surveying wilderness of Southeast Alaska over the past few years as part of his work with Sitka Conservation Society. We also talked about his recent pursuit of nature photography (see his work at Nunatak Design). If you … Read more

Late Winter Birding

We decided to do some birding today and spent time at Totem Park as well as Starrigavan. Highlights included Black Oystercatchers and watching an American Dipper foraging at Totem Park. At Starrigavan the tide was fairly high, and a small group of Surf Scoters was pretty close to the road, allowing for pretty good views … Read more

Pictures from the Park

Connor, Rowan, and I walked down to the park this morning. Highlights included watching a dipper forage along the river’s edge at close range, and the attention of an otter that seemed a little curious about us as we were watching the dipper. Click any image to see it larger with a caption

Northern Shoveler

It was a bit of a surprise to see a Northern Shoveler at Swan Lake today. It may be that two or three are in the area each winter, but they are not seen in most years along the road system. Although the lake was entirely frozen (with people skating on it), I imagine this … Read more

Frozen Medvejie Lake

Connor, Rowan and I went to Medvejie Lake. Inspired by photos of the smooth ice on the frozen lake (posted by Dan Evans), I decided I should take Rowan and Connor to Medvejie Lake. Connor had been there previously, but this was Rowan’s first trip. It was a cold day – Connor’s heel had been … Read more