Monthly Archives: August 2014

Harbor Mountain and the Channel

Today’s outing(s) included a trip up Harbor Mountain to replace the soil ibutton. Along the way down I noticed an odd vein that seemed much more crumbly than the surrounding rock. A closer look revealed (apparently harder) rounded rocks embedded … Continue reading

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Raven Radio Show #61 – Kitty LaBounty

Download Radio Show The 31 August show featured a conversation with Kitty LaBounty. Among other things we talked about mushrooms and fungal ecology. If you have questions or observations you want to share, please feel free to leave a comment … Continue reading

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Yellow Pond-lily (Nuphar polysepala) Rhizome

This summer an apparently long-awaited dredging of Swan Lake occurred. I had originally thought they would go all around the lake, but in the end it seems they only went from a little to the uplake side of the peninsula … Continue reading

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Old Journals and Song Sparrow

I haven’t seen it yet, but Connor told me he saw the white and blue banded Song Sparrow back in our yard today. The last I saw it this year was on 11 April. Last year it was not seen … Continue reading

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Documenting Plants

Today was the first day of class at the middle school where I have been helping out with the Tlingit language class the past couple of years. It added to an already full Thursday. After class I did take some … Continue reading

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Red Alder (Alnus rubra) Red Roots

While walking through Totem Park recently, I noticed something red that seemed to be growing on or at the base of red alders (Alnus rubra) near the estuary. In places, it was unclear whether they were coming out of the … Continue reading

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