Indian River Valley

Today I helped out with a visiting class that was going for a walk up Indian River trail. They were from University of San Francisco (if I remember correctly) and doing a course in cooperation with the Sitka Sound Science Center. I’m not exactly sure how it works, but over the past couple of years … Read more

Swainson’s Thrush and Ripe Elderberries

Thrushes seem to be quite fond of red elderberries (Sambucus racemosa). It does not take long for birds to strip a bush of berries, especially in late summer with many recently independent young birds as well as perhaps the starting wave of southbound migrants make use of the food resource. Recently I saw several working … Read more