Monthly Archives: May 2014

Kids Depart

Nevada Arches Moth (Lacanobia nevadae) – probably Overcast conditions prevailed for the second day in a row. Rain held off until late this evening. It was a pretty quiet day for me overall. This morning Connor and Rowan headed south … Continue reading

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Comparing Leaves

On a recent walk up Harbor Mountain, I was reminded (by doing it) that I sometimes mistake Geranium (Geranium erianthum) leaves for monkshood (Aconitum delphiniifolium). Strangely, I don’t recall ever making the mistake in the other direction, which is probably … Continue reading

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Blueberry Wilt

On a recent walk to the park, I noticed several blueberry bushes that had dead flowers and dying leaves at the end of the new growth. At first I thought they were related, but then I realized the flowers were … Continue reading

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Indian River Valley

After a brief walk around the park this morning, I went with Connor, Rowan, and my dad up Indian River for a while. It started out clear and sunny this morning, but by the time we were coming back, the … Continue reading

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American Angle Shades (Euplexia benesimilis)

In the 2012 checklist of Alaska moths, American angle shades (Euplexia benesimilis) was not treated. Last year, one was captured and photographed from Galankin Island for the first known state record (with the proviso that there is a Eurasian species … Continue reading

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Birding and Yard Work

Probably a Nevada Arches Moth (Lacanobia nevadae), but it would be nice to get that confirmed. Apparently an uncommon species throughout its range. Today I did a little birding – looked around the estuary at Starrigavan and walked some of … Continue reading

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