For the last couple of weeks at least, we have noticed bats flying around our neighborhood. It is difficult to tell how many there might because of how quickly they fly and the relative lack of light, but I have seen at least three at one time. They are almost certainly a species of brown … Read more
I have noticed that the crows seem to have become especially active around our neighborhood lately. I’m not sure what they are doing, though. The black cottonwood trees are releasing their cotton now. I did not think they were native to the island, but according to the reference books I have, they are. So far, … Read more
It looks like mushroom season is starting. I noticed a number of different mushrooms while I was walking around today. I took a pictures of a couple of different ones and they should be up on my photojournal before too long.
I went for a walk at the beach a couple of days ago. The villous cinquefoil (Potentilla villosa) and black lilies (Fritillaria camschatcensis) are at the end of their blooming, while the coral root orchids (Corallorhiza sp.) seem to be at the height of theirs. A few silverweed (P. answerina) blooms have come and mostly … Read more
Salmonberries and blueberries are both ripe now. The salmonberries more so than the blueberries at this point. I am not sure how long it will be before the height of the season for each.
I had noticed a clearing in Indian River Valley from the top of Gavan Hill last time I was up there. The clearing looked much greener than the muskegs I could see and I thought it would be interesting to visit it. I had originally planned to try finding it last Monday when I went, … Read more