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Low Tide and first Moths

Today was the first low tide that seemed like a good spring tide. It wasn’t all that low at a predicted -1.2 or so, but it occurred in daylight hours in the morning. Rowan likes to search for things at … Continue reading

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Morning Walk

I woke to a sunny morning with calm conditions. A nice spring day. Although it’s still a bit early for shorebirds, with a relatively low tide (coming up by the time I checked), I thought I would take a walk … Continue reading

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Gavan Hill Forests

Gavan Hill is a fairly nondescript mountain that rises to the north of downtown. It doesn’t have the sharp peaks, extensive high country, or steep avalanche prone slopes of many of the other mountains close to town. However, over the … Continue reading

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Gavan Hill Hike

It was a nice sunny day, and Connor, Rowan, and I headed up Gavan Hill with the goal of getting to the ridge line. Although there was snow on the trail, it was not particularly icy nor deep, so it … Continue reading

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Late Winter Birding

We decided to do some birding today and spent time at Totem Park as well as Starrigavan. Highlights included Black Oystercatchers and watching an American Dipper foraging at Totem Park. At Starrigavan the tide was fairly high, and a small … Continue reading

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Early Crocus

With the exceptionally warm January weather, I thought it would be worth checking to see if any crocus had come up on the Sheldon Jackson Campus. I was only able to find a single plant ready to open up during … Continue reading

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