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

Sitka Nature Show #241 – Alia Lesnek

Download Radio Show The July 18th show featured a conversation with Quaternary geologist Alia Lesnek. We spoke about her work investigating the timing of glacial retreat in Southeast Alaska, as well what raised marine clam beds tell us about ancient sea levels, and her recent experience in Sitka looking at ash and basalt from the … Read more

Sitka Nature Show #240 – Matt Muir

Download Radio Show The July 4th show featured a conversation with Matt Muir, who I know as an avid iNaturalist user. He lives in Anchorage and was visiting Sitka with his family to get a taste of Southeast Alaska (scheduling the trip in part to take advantage of a low tide series). Among other things, … Read more

Sitka Nature Show #239 – Richard Carstensen

Download Radio Show The June 20 show featured part of a conversation with Richard Carstensen, Juneau-based naturalist. This was another part of the same conversation featured on the last show. Among other things, we spoke about the distribution nettles and how lidar imaging helps to reveal the past. If you have questions or observations you … Read more

Sitka Nature Show #238 – Richard Carstensen

Download Radio Show The June 6th show featured a conversation with Richard Carstensen. Among other things we spoke the mountain goats that winter on the slope above where he lives and the somewhat surprising find of very tall trees on steep mountain slopes. You can see more of what Richard’s been working on at Richard … Read more