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Morning Walk, Afternoon Fire

This warm spring day seemed like a good opportunity to work on burning a pile of rotting wood (much of it pulled out of the dirt in the berm) that has been sitting in my yard for some time. Connor … Continue reading

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Alaska Blueberry Flower

Just a single observation (and photo) from today – my first Alaska blueberry (Vaccinium alaskaense) flower of the year. I’ve seen early blueberries have been blooming for about a couple of weeks. It was a full day of calls/work, a … Continue reading

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Suddenly Ice Free

Yesterday Swan Lake appeared to be about 90% covered in ice, so I was taken aback to see today it was completely ice free. Now I’m wish I had gone down and looked at the quality/nature of the ice yesterday … Continue reading

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Channel Gulls and Yard Plants

A colorful mix of bryophytes colonized soil below a tree I planted last year Gulls continued in good numbers in the channel. I made a trip to look for anything unusual, and spotted the Slaty-backed Gull that was there yesterday. … Continue reading

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Lonely Limpet

A lone white cap limpet (Acmaea mitra) stood out on a small rock covered dark with algae in the middle of an expanse of sand. While by no means a large sandy beach, I do not think of limpets as … Continue reading

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Rail Quest

Unable to look for the Virginia Rail after it was seen yesterday, I was prepared to dedicate some time to the effort today.  Clear skies and cold temperatures prevailed – I think it’s now been a full week since the … Continue reading

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