Sitka Nature Show #247 – Kitty LaBounty

Download Radio Show The October 10th show featured a conversation with Kitty LaBounty. We spoke about last week’s storm, and other storms we’ve experienced as well as Kitty’s birding experience in Gambell earlier in the year. At the end of the conversation, Kitty mentioned a couple of Alaskan places offering talks over zoom that may … Read more

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

Sitka Nature Show #245 – Brian Buma

Download Radio Show The September 12th show featured a conversation with Brian Buma, we spoke about his work on cedar decline, landslides, and some of the challenges understanding ecological processes over broad distances and long time scales. Learn more about his work at brianbuma.com His new book Atlas for a Changing Climate will be available … Read more

Sitka Nature Show #244 – John Chapman

Download Radio Show The August 29th show featured a conversation with John Chapman, a marine biologist who focuses on marine invertebrates and invasive biology. In town surveying blue mud shrimp (Upogebia pugettensis) to look for presence of an invasive parasitic isopod, Orthione griffenis. Thought to have been brought across the Pacific from Asian in ballast … Read more

Sitka Nature Show #243 – Elizabeth Graham

Download Radio Show The August 15th show featured a conversation with Elizabeth Graham, entomologist with the Forest Service working out of the Southeast Field Office in Juneau. We spoke about the current western black-headed budworm defoliator outbreak affecting many places in Southeast Alaska, and how it fits into a pattern of prior outbreaks in the … Read more

Sitka Nature Show #242 – Kaeli Swift (encore)

Download Radio Show The August 1st show featured a conversation with Kaeli Swift, who studies corvid behavior and ecology, with a particular focus on and passion for crows. This conversation was originally recorded and aired in September 2019. You can learn more about Kaeli’s work on her site Corvid Research or follow her @corvidresearch on … Read more