Morning Walks

Took a couple of pictures on my way to and from class this morning. The view looking back toward town from the west side of O’Connell Bridge caught my eye on my way to class – though it seemed a little less engaging when I was looking at the pictures evening. On the way home I wasn’t sure what was going on with the group of ravens in the lawns by the Baranof statue. It looked like they were finding something to eat, but I have no idea what.

This afternoon I took pictures for a project where students are looking at mycorrhizal relationships with trees. Spruce and hemlock both have mycorrhizal partners that form endomycorrhizal sheaths around the rootlets and through that interface exchange nutrients (and I don’t know what all else).

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WR: November Highlights

A trip in mid-November interrupted my recording habit, and it took a while to get back into it. Things seem to be pretty quiet most nights, and I decided to collapse a few of the highlights from the few nights in November I recorded but did not yet post. [sc_embed_player_template1 fileurl=http://weblog-media.s3.amazonaws.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2008/12/20081110_chickadee_nuthatch.mp3] A Chestnut-backed Chickadee and … Read more

WR: Night Twenty-eight

More mystery calls last night. Also caught a distant screech-owl a couple of different times, but did not include a clip since its calls were fairly quiet and did not really sound any different than other ones I’ve posted previously. The wind kicked up a bit as daylight came. Otter/Mystery Calls: I think the calls … Read more

WR: Night Twenty-seven

Rain off and on through the night and morning. Quite a bit of activity in the early hours of the morning. I can’t decide whether the calls were from Gulls, Otters, or both. Mystery Calls: These calls started around 4am, and continued off and on for the next couple of hours, at least. I have … Read more