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I Went to the Woods: Subjective facts and truth
I find what I want to find and proclaim certainty. This is not helpful.
On the Trails: October observations of fall foraging
Where is everybody?
Alaska Science Forum: Grains of Alaska made into art
“I can hand a piece of the Yukon River or Mendenhall Glacier to someone thousands of miles away…”
Gray whale population off western U.S. continues to decline
The most recent count put the population at 16,650 whales — down 38% from its peak in 2015-16.
Salmon season winds down with ‘middle of the road’ statewide harvest
See the salmon stats here.
On the Trails: Local color in late September
Golden cottonwoods, yellow willow leaves, and the red/pink/yellow leaves of highbush cranberry.
Alaska Science Forum: Alaska megastorms vs. East Coast hurricanes
Unlike the giant storm that hit Alaska in mid-September, hurricanes and typhoons both have eyes.
I Went to the Woods: A look in the archives
Reading old writing is an experience.
On the Trails: Water drops on plants
Guttation drops contain not only water but also sugars, proteins, and probably minerals.
On the Trails: Electric flowers and platform plants
You cannot see it, it’s electric.
Alaska Science Forum: Where do Alaska bats spend the winter?
I think bats do hibernate in interior Alaska…”
I Went to the Woods: Hunting in the ‘like’ era
Loud and outrageous have become the recipe for sports commentary.
Alaska Science Forum: An attempt to demystify the mysterious
A topic worth HAARP-ing on.
On the Trails: All about beavers
Leave it to ‘em.
Alaska Science Forum: Chasing the sun from New York to Alaska
Around the country in a day.
I Went to the Woods: Turning the corner
The corner from summer to fall is a casual turn.
On the Trails: Cavity-nesting birds
Hole sweet home.
Alaska Science Forum: If a lake drains in northern Alaska…
Rarely do people get to see it.
I Went to the Woods: North slope caribou
I had stopped hopping from tussock to tussock attempting to keep my feet dry. Frequent missteps and sneaky depths had put water over my gaiters… Continue reading
On the Trails: Sights and sounds from the trails in late summer
Winged wonders abound.