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The 2014 to 2016 marine heatwave, or “the blob,” in the Gulf of Alaska was connected to one of the largest known seabird die-offs globally.… Continue reading
I have found myself challenged by a perplexing conundrum brought to my attention by some exceptionally annoyed piscatorians haunting the fishing lagoon in search of… Continue reading
I went on a little vacation. It was nothing too involved, and how could it have been? While we traverse the unknown world of a… Continue reading
As a young Idaho firefighter, enthusiasm and an eagerness to get dropped off on a remote mountain hillside to “slay the dragon” came in no… Continue reading
In a recent display of tenacity, mediocre coordination skills and a deep love for the outdoors, some friends and I strapped on our packs for… Continue reading
The staff at the Reeling ‘Em In headquarters has been diligently sifting through a myriad of cyber correspondence from fisherpersonage bemoaning the fact that they… Continue reading
In early June, I received multiple accounts of abundant black caterpillars stripping trees and shrubs of foliage around the Marsh Lake Trail off of Skilak… Continue reading
I never used bookmarks when I was growing up. I devoured books, both with my avid reading and my pervasive habit of marking all the… Continue reading
The weather was phenomenal over the Fourth of July weekend. Visitors, as well as locals, seemed to enjoy barbecuing themselves along with the goodies they… Continue reading
Bucket list! Once-in-a-lifetime! Saved up for years! Not enough time to see it all! Dream destination! I hear these exclamations at the refuge’s visitor center… Continue reading
Injured but conscious, the raptor will get treatment in Sitka.
Are you a planner? An organizer? A list-maker? I’m not. I love not knowing what tomorrow will bring, and when it comes to taking a… Continue reading
Refuge to start open air ranger station
My attitude toward camp cooking is that you can eat pretty much anything you would eat at home.
Burn areas provide new views
Every cloudy day is different. On a bluebird day, from the window above my bed to the shores of Resurrection Bay, the view is the… Continue reading
The opening of this year’s sockeye fishery at the Kenai/Russian River confluence brought reports of two yearling brown bear cubs making regular appearances along the… Continue reading
Where have all the salmon gone?
“It’s a great summer in Alaska to see the great, big, beautiful national parks in your backyard.”
Scattered on my desk I have three journals: my bullet journal, the daily planner that sort of keeps my life in order; my bird journal… Continue reading