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 in the crumbling rock with obvious signs of layering. I took some (mediocre – I … Read more
[sc_embed_player_template1 fileurl=https://s3.amazonaws.com/weblog-media/raven/2014/20140831_KCAW_SITNAT_Kitty_LaBounty.mp3]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 here or on the page I’ve set up for that purpose.
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 down to the outflow. I didn’t really pay much attention to the process beyond noticing … Read more
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 between 10 April and 5 September. I spent some time today adding entries from June … Read more
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 time to walk over to the Path of Hope and see if any birds were … Read more
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 ground, but I did find a couple where it was clear that they were growing … Read more