Sunny Day, Crescent Moon

Although the weather cleared up again today, I was busy with multiple calls for work, and only had a short time outside. In order to have a comparison for an odd Lobaria I picked up yesterday, I walked up to the Baranof Street Cemetery to get a piece of the only Lobaria pulmonaria I’m currently … Read more

Sitka Nature Show #125 – Nick Pyenson

Download Radio Show The 19 February show featured a conversation with Nick Pyenson, curator fossil marine mammals at the Smithsonian. We talked about his work with whales, both ancient and more recent, as well as other interesting finds and some of the possible interpretations and implications of this work. Check out the Pyenson Lab weblog … Read more

Sitka Nature Show #124 – Andy Szabo

Download Radio Show The February 5th show featured a conversation with Andy Szabo, director of the Alaska Whale Foundation. We spoke primarily the Center for Coastal Conservation – a scientific field station located in Baranof Warm Springs, some of the monitoring projects that have already been started, and the ongoing work to continue its development … Read more

Sunny Day, Bird Observations

Sun was once again the order of the day, though today the winds started to pick up a bit more than they had. The forecast is for an arctic outflow event heading into the weekend, and this seemed like a precursor. I helped a friend move a shelving unit out to her island house (and … Read more