A possible Ruddy Duck was reported on Swan Lake. I was able to find and photograph it, but hope to get better pictures tomorrow. Clear and chilly weather resulted in a reasonably colorful sunset shortly before 4pm this afternoon.
Marge Ward called me today a little after noon to let me know she thought there might be a Ruddy Duck (Oxyura jamaicensis) on Swan Lake. I was able to get over to the lake by about 1:30 and saw the usual assortment of waterfowl along with an American Coot, but no Ruddy Duck. I … Read more
A Rainbow appeared in front of Mt. Verstovia while I was on my way to teach at UAS.
On more than one occasion this year, I’ve noticed much greater levels of vole activity than I have seen in previous years. I’ve hiked up Bear Mountain the last 4 years, and this year the vole runs extended much higher, with much more wear than I have noticed in any of the past hikes. I … Read more
While helping with environmental survey work at Blue Lake a couple of summers ago, this alder branch broke along where we had cut a trail through an avalanche path brush field adjacent to Blue Lake Creek. I am not sure what created the bore hole, but my guess is a beetle of some sort. It … Read more