Monthly Archives: July 2018

Last of July Sun

With about 10 days of mostly sunny and warm dry weather (Sunday excepted, sun-wise), the forecast is finally hinting at an impending change. Despite the call for a chance of drizzle before 1pm, the clouds broke up early this morning … Continue reading

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Sitka Nature Show #162 – Brooke Schafer and Paul Norwood

Download Radio Show The July 22nd show featured a conversation with Brooke Schafer and Paul Norwood. We visited about some of their recent travels, including trips to Ketchikan and Yakutat, and a three week kayaking adventure from Glacier Bay back … Continue reading

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Roadside Rockcress (fna Arabis hirsuta)

I had been noticing a big patch of what appeared to be plants formerly known as Arabis hirsuta (now better known either by Arabis pycnocarpa or Arabis eschscholtziana though I have not been sure out which one) out along Sawmill … Continue reading

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Sitka Nature Show #161 – Jon Shaw

Download Radio Show The July 8th show featured a conversation with Jon Shaw, a bryologist at Duke University whose research is currently focused on Sphagnum (peat mosses). We spoke about some of what makes Sphagnum interesting and unique, as well … Continue reading

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Sunny Fourth

After not getting to bed until very early this morning, I opted to sleep in a bit, and take care of some things during the morning. I had thought about getting out for a hike, but Rowan wanted to watch … Continue reading

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Porch Moths

I have not been quite as diligent at checking the moths on the porch as last year, but I have been checking. My feeling is there are fewer moths this year, but more spiders. I can’t remember if I regularly … Continue reading

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