Sitka Nature Show #246 – Simon Hook

Download Radio Show The September 26th show featured a conversation with Simon Hook. Among other things, we spoke about some of his experiences over the summer working as a naturalist on a small cruise ship travelling around Southeast Alaska. If you have questions or observations you want to share, please feel free to leave a … Read more

Fall Greens

Rain and wind continued today. Rain was more in the form of periodic showers (some of them quite heavy), and the wind had shifted around towards the west southwest. Temperatures were in the mid-50s, and qualitatively it felt warm rather than having the chill in the air which has started to show up recently. Yesterday … Read more

Shearwaters from Shore

Windy and quite rainy this morning. Things mellowed a bit in the afternoon before the rain came back later this evening. This morning was the first in weeks (maybe since spring) when I didn’t find a moth on the porch. There was a Dysstroma citrata last night, but it and the lingering yellow underwing (Noctua … Read more

Clouds and Sun on Harbor Mountain Trail

Mostly cloudy with more breaks in the morning and late in the day. The last forecast I looked at yesterday did not leave me thinking the weather would be very cooperative for my purposes today, especially relative to yesterday. The forecast called for cloudy skies and scattered showers. Yesterday that meant heavy overcast and a … Read more

Return of the LBBG

Overcast with some low clouds skirting the mountains. Rain diminished for a time in the afternoon, but otherwise was fairly steady. The forecast for today had me thinking yesterday afternoon’s high and relatively thin overcast might continue through today. Had it done so, I was thinking it might be my best chance to get up … Read more

Along Thimbleberry Creek and Lake

Overcast, with some breaks late in the day (though not much direct sunshine where I could see). Rain early in the day, but not much later. Winds were still blowing when I checked for moths last night, but but they had settled by this morning. I made a brief trip out around midday and was … Read more