Monthly Archives: July 2014

Brown Bear Tracks

While waiting for others to show up for a hike at Indian River trailhead, I saw someone start up the trail. She came back just a few minutes later and said hello to me – I had not recognized her … Continue reading

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Valley Stratus

This photo was taken back in January 2010 (but finally uploaded only earlier this year) – offering a chilly blast from winters past. I am curious how/why the stratus clouds hanging in the valley form and persist. I did not … Continue reading

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Indian River Valley

Today I helped out with a visiting class that was going for a walk up Indian River trail. They were from University of San Francisco (if I remember correctly) and doing a course in cooperation with the Sitka Sound Science … Continue reading

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Swainson’s Thrush and Ripe Elderberries

Thrushes seem to be quite fond of red elderberries (Sambucus racemosa). It does not take long for birds to strip a bush of berries, especially in late summer with many recently independent young birds as well as perhaps the starting … Continue reading

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Caramel Looper (Autographa corusca)

Although the identity is yet to be confirmed, I’m reasonably confident the moth pictured here is the Caramel Looper (Autographa corusca). In Southeast Alaska it has previously been reported from Ketchikan. This record (presuming it is correct), may be the … Continue reading

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Walk to Totem Park

Pictures from a walk to Totem Park.

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