The February 4th show featured a conversation with Lauren Bell, has been working with the Sitka Sound Science Center and recently began her graduate studies at the University of Santa Cruz. As part of that work, she has begun looking at the ecology of kelp forests in Sitka Sound, and we talked about that, as well as a project looking at subsistence, biodiversity, and change in Sitka Sound.
Tag: Sitka Nature
For several years I’ve been hoping to get a better version of a photo I first took 10 years ago. The limited window of time where the beach cinquefoil (Potenilla villosa) is blooming well doe…
Color fungi on the Sheldon Jackson Campus lawn, plus a (rare) Olive-sided Flycatcher reported from the raptor center.
Pictures from a hike up the west valley of Indian River watershed. Our route went through the long muskegs up and then along the base of the slope of the Middle Sister to near the headwall and back down.
Scott Harris and I went to Starrigavan to deploy ibuttons (temperature data loggers) I recently purchased. We set one in the valley bottom, one near the upper part of the clear cut, and one right at the edge of the old growth above the clear cut.
It has been a while since I went for a wander, so I decided to take advantage of a nice afternoon and go look for some raven tracks in the snow on the Sheldon Jackson campus (Connor told me he had seen some) and then along the waterfront in case I might find the Dusky Thrush.
As the the photos attest, I did find some raven tracks in the snow that had fallen overnight, but no luck on the thrush.