North Halibut Point Rec at Low Tide

Low overcast and fog this morning, with calm winds. Clouds lifted through the morning with partial clearing this afternoon. I went out for low tide this morning with Connor. We parked at the north end of Halibut Point Rec and checked the rocky shoreline near there. (I hadn’t realized how much eelgrass there is out … Read more

Tidepooling in Heavy Rain

Very rainy with gusty winds early. Winds and rain tapering off through the day. Temperatures warmed into the lower 60s overnight, but dropped down to the upper 50s this morning. My day started early, as I had agreed to meet PN, and visiting iNaturalist user @muir to head out for low tide. If weather permitted … Read more

Cedar Waxwings at the Golf Course

Overcast this morning, with rain starting this afternoon. Given the forecast for rain later in the day, I decided to get out this morning. Folks have reported Cedar Waxwings at Starrigavan lately, so initially I was thinking I would go there. I did drive out there, but then decided to spend my time at the … Read more

Clouds and Plants on Harbor Mountain Trail

Photojournal from June 22nd. Mostly cloudy, minimal wind, and little rain. This afternoon I went up Harbor Mountain to look for young Arrowleaf Senecio Senecio triangularis and American saw-wort (Saussurea americana). Clouds were hanging around the level of the trail, so at times I was below and other times I was in them.

Moths and More

Another overcast day, though the rain mostly held off. Tomorrow is forecast to have even less chance of rain than today, but Wednesday, Thursday, and into Friday is looking more like an early fall event, with wind and a couple inches of rain expected around Sitka. I spent even less time outside today, but did … Read more