Sitka Nature Show #265 – Andrea Mott

Download Radio Show The June 19th show featured a conversation with Andrea Mott, wildlife biologist with the USGS Western Ecological Research Center. Andrea is the researcher responsible for a the geolocator collar worn by a ‘Tule’ Greater White-fronted Goose that showed up in Sitka this spring. We spoke about the yearly and life cycles of … Read more

Sitka Nature Show #264 – Julie Schram

Download Radio Show The June 5th show featured a conversation with Julie Schram, Assistant Professor of Animal Physiology at UAS. Based out of Juneau, she was in Sitka as part of the Scientist in Residency Fellowship at the Sitka Sound Science Center. If you have questions or observations you want to share, please feel free … Read more

Sitka Nature Show #263 – RASOR Program

Download Radio Show The May 22nd show featured a conversation with Kelcey Simic, Aurora Taylor, and Ellen Chenoweth. Kelcey is finishing up her Junior year at Sitka High School and participated in this year’s Rural Alaska Students in One-Health Research (RASOR) program. She spoke about her experience in the program and her project comparing the … Read more

Lifer Moth, and Spring Birding

Overcast and rain this morning. Becoming mostly to partly cloudy with scattered showers as the day progressed. Rain totaled about a third of an inch at the airport, but none fell there after 1pm. I made a brief trip to the raptor center at noon to check out an unusual moth which JC had found … Read more

Birding around Town and Totem Park

Mostly sunny early, then mostly cloudy by midmorning. Calm winds. I had a call and decided to wait until after it was done to get out. I might have chosen otherwise had I realized the sun would go behind the clouds so quickly. I walked to Swan Lake. It seemed like fewer birds were singing, … Read more