Sitka Nature Show #154 – Brian Buma

Download Radio Show The April 8th show featured a conversation with Brian Buma, assistant professor at University of Alaska Southeast, Juneau. We spoke about his research investigating how landslides (an landslide prone areas) affect carbon cycling at the landscape level over the long term. To see more about this and other work he has been … Read more

Bear Mountain Waterfall

Partly cloudy, but breezy conditions this afternoon when Rowan and I hiked up from Herring Cove and took the unofficial side trail to the base of Bear Mountain Waterfall. My track indicated it was a little under 2 miles round trip, and we were able to spend a little time there but still be back … Read more

Wind and Clouds

I could hear the chimes tinkling before I even really woke up. The wind had picked up overnight, and when I checked the weather conditions, I was a little surprised to see the current temperature was already approaching 50 – much warmer than the forecast. Skies started mostly clear, but as the day progressed, clouds … Read more

First Violet of Spring

Clear and cool conditions with a little bit of breeziness continued for another day. Rowan and I made it to the 800 ft viewpoint on Verstovia in just right around the same time as our prior best for the season. That was good, but even better was we didn’t feel too bad about it (I … Read more

April Flower

So far this year, I’ve not been inspired to get up especially early. As the daylight has increased, each day the sun is higher by the time I manage to rouse myself sometime after 8am. Despite the warmer sun and shorter amounts of darkness, it’s still been pretty chilly overnight on these clear nights. Overnight … Read more

Cool Spring Day

Cool dry conditions continued. Although official highs are in the lower to mid-40s, it feels colder than that, for some reason. A sunny spot with no breeze feels warmer, but there is still a winter chill in the air when it moves. Rowan and took a more moderate pace and walked up a bit beyond … Read more