Northern Waterthrush in Sitka

Rowan came in from her morning walk a bit earlier than I expected. She told me she had run back from by Sage Beach where she had seen a bird she did not recognize. Rowan’s not quite as excited about birds as Connor is, but even though she doesn’t always remember names, she is still … Read more

Raven Radio Show #91 – Ashley Bolwerk

Download Radio Show The 18 October show featured a conversation with Ashley Bolwerk. Ashley recently took over as the aquarium manager at the Sitka Sound Science Center, and previously had worked as an education specialist there. If you have questions or observations you want to share, please feel free to leave a comment here or … Read more

Rain and Blue Stain

Although there were periodic showers today, I didn’t notice any exceptionally heavy rain. Winds were also calmer than I had expected based on the forecast. Now the big wind and rain is forecast for tomorrow, especially south of Sitka. It will be interesting to see just how much it impacts Sitka. I do enjoy windy … Read more

Wind and Warmth

After some frosty days, I was a little surprised to step outside this morning and find relatively warm temperatures and only dew on the windshield. I wonder if perhaps there had been enough cloud cover to keep temperatures from dropping quite so much, or maybe the winds shifting in advance of the weather change had … Read more

Sunny Update

When I last posted a week ago, we were in the middle of some stormy weather and finishing up a very wet month. The airport did end up getting over 17 inches for the month, but as forecast, the sun showed up as we finished the week, and there’s been some very nice sunny and … Read more

Raven Radio Show #90 – John Hudson

Download Radio Show The 4 October show featured a conversation with John Hudson, who was in town as part of the Scientist in the Schools program at the Sitka Sound Science Center. In additions to working with fourth graders, he also led a public walk for the community. If you have questions or observations you … Read more