Observing After Dark

Temperatures warmed up gradually on Monday, and snow changed to rain. Although the forecast called for wind, I didn’t notice much around the house (and didn’t get out elsewhere to look. Yesterday I had a shift of MMO work – it’s the first one I have done that went into darkness. They have flood lights … Read more

Sitka Nature Show #203 – Nick Pyenson (encore)

Download Radio Show The February 2nd show featured a conversation with Nick Pyenson, curator fossil marine mammals at the Smithsonian. This conversation was recorded and aired in February 2017. If you have questions or observations you want to share, please feel free to leave a comment here or on the page I’ve set up for … Read more

Snow Returns

Snow had continued overnight, with perhaps 3 or 4 inches of additional accumulation. I had a shift of MMO work this morning, and headed down a little after 9am. While I was there, not much additional snow fell. A flock of Pine Siskins seemed particularly devoted to a hemlock tree near where I was stationed. … Read more