It’s the views that makes all the blood, sweat, and tears of hiking Sitka mountains worth it. I’ve been pretty focused on getting through pictures from summer 2012 in an attempt to see if I made my 1000 species goal (more on that in a future post), but I took some time outside today to … Read more
[sc_embed_player_template1 fileurl=https://s3.amazonaws.com/weblog-media/raven/2016/20160724_KCAW_SITNAT_Paul_Norwood.mp3]Download Radio Show The 24th of July show featured a conversation with Paul Norwood, local naturalist and adventurer. We talked about his 1000 species project of 2015, an idea we’ve been discussing to do an All-Species Community Big Year – Sitka, and some of his hiking adventures. If you want to skip ahead, I … Read more
Two species of Pilophorus lichens growing on a rock outcrop provided a distraction while I caught my breath after the 20 minutes (fast for me) trek up to the first viewpoint on Verstovia.
A little league all star tournament had Moller Field today, so there was no ultimate. After yesterday’s walk up to Indian River falls, I was not feeling too motivate to get out very far, so I decided to check at Pioneer Park to see if I could find any of the caddisfly larvae that were … Read more
[sc_embed_player_template1 fileurl=https://s3.amazonaws.com/weblog-media/raven/2016/20160710_KCAW_SITNAT_Sue_Karl-2.mp3]Download Radio Show The 10th of July show featured the second part of a conversation with Sue Karl of the USGS. In this part, we talked about fossils (and why they seem to be unusual around Sitka despite the marine sediment origins of so much of the rock here) as well as the volcanism … Read more
Back in 2007, my brother and I noticed a mysterious golden sheen under a stump along Mosquito Cove trail. Some years later, the mystery was resolved, but until this week I had still not observed the golden sheen again. A couple of days ago while hiking Mosquito Cove trail with my kids, I checked under … Read more