On this Date in...
- Cold morning, but no frost on windows-guess it has now dried out enough for the dew point to drop lower than the temperature. 3 months ago
- Early Crocus-My dad’s garden notes have crocus blooming in same spot on 31Jan1985-but10F the next week was a killer. http://t.co/QkvM0Mtjkb 3 months ago
- It’s been a warm January in Sitka. Trolling old records, 1981 was the last comparable year (even a bit warmer then) wunderground.com/history/airpor… 3 months ago
Category Archives: flora
This shrub has been fooled by the warm January. If I think to check later in the year, I’ll try to figure out what it is (assuming it hasn’t been killed by later cold).
View Larger Map My track from this year’s bird count. On this year’s Christmas Bird Count I had selected 3 or 4 routes covering neighborhoods in the central area of town. I walked for nearly 7 hours and covered 13 … Continue reading
Yesterday I noticed several Sitka Alder with new leaves. Some of them were clearly still developing, and given the lateness of season, I thought this seemed odd. I am guessing the warm August/September (so far – though it seems to … Continue reading
Last fall or early winter, a good-sized spruce near the trail fell over in Totem Park. It caught my attention today when I walked by and noticed the smell of licorice. I think it’s from the rotting wood, but I … Continue reading
I don’t walk around at Starrigavan too often, but today took some time to look at plants (and also caught a small as yet unidentified moth which I photographed later). I didn’t realize how common Western Buttercup (Ranunculus occidentalis) is … Continue reading