Roadside Rockcress (fna Arabis hirsuta)

I had been noticing a big patch of what appeared to be plants formerly known as Arabis hirsuta (now better known either by Arabis pycnocarpa or Arabis eschscholtziana though I have not been sure out which one) out along Sawmill Creek Road just past Whale Park. Today seemed like a good time to check on … Read more

Sitka Nature Show #161 – Jon Shaw

Download Radio Show The July 8th show featured a conversation with Jon Shaw, a bryologist at Duke University whose research is currently focused on Sphagnum (peat mosses). We spoke about some of what makes Sphagnum interesting and unique, as well as the role these mosses play in carbon cycles, and some of the work being … Read more