Sunny Spring Day

Weather today was quite nice. There is still a chill in the air, especially where there is a breeze, however calm spots in the sun feel quite warm. So far this year I haven’t been getting out as much as in recent years. Between work and trying to work through my backlog of photos, I’ve … Read more

Bright Spot over Sitka Sound

Mostly gray skies with periodic showers moving through and very occasional bright spots. My pace up Verstovia trail was overly ambitious and I ran out of steam just past the halfway point (destination 800ft viewpoint). A bit of a chilly breeze kept the mosquitoes from showing up.

Sitka Nature Show #153 – Janet Neilson

Download Radio Show The March 25th show featured a conversation with Janet Neilson, whale biologist working at Glacier Bay National Park observing Humpback Whales in the park and Icy Strait. We spoke about her work, and some of what she has learned in over 20 years observing whales. If you have questions or observations you … Read more

Food Web Cruise

Today was the annual Food Web spring fundraising cruise for Sitka Whalefest. It is timed to coincide with herring season, and this year’s weather was remarkably nice for it. Long-line season has not yet started, so the channel was very quiet for birds. There were a few Long-tailed Ducks, but otherwise there were more visiting … Read more

SeaMart Sunset

This evening continued a string of nice sunsets. I had planned to go to the grocery store in the early evening, but after the last couple of evenings, I changed my mind and decided to head out a bit later to be there for the sunset. When I arrived, there were several other people standing … Read more

Spring Equinox Herring Weather

Tuesdays are one of my busier days, and this spring equinox was no exception. It was interesting to watch the volatile conditions (aka Herring Weather) outside as I participated on conference calls this morning from the sheltered comfort of my house. Several squalls blew over with graupel and rain. The graupel didn’t last long, so … Read more