Part 9. The Black Guillemots are back, bobbing their heads, and claiming their nest boxes. A cavity-nesting bird of Arctic waters, they traditionally did not nest so far north in Alaska. One […]
The Road not Taken Enough is the road I most often want to be on. Join me?
Part 1. 2015 In 1997 I moved from western Massachusetts to Maine. Several people asked me, “Are you going to get a gun?” I laughed. I thought this was an odd question. […]
Part 8. The Guillemots make their entrance. 6 June A sad day. It seems my little sparrow friend is gone. I don’t know if he went off in search of a mate, […]
#7, I believe, in the series. The summer of 2000 I spent on an island in the Arctic Ocean studying seabirds. Largely alone for the summer and left to my own devices, I […]
The continuing story of summer alone on an Arctic Island studying seabirds… I cleaned up the camp yesterday. Reset the bear fence, packed and covered the extra gear and food. Set the […]
Part 6. Visitors – human, animal, bird, and wind, again Flying from Fairbanks the other day was amazing.
Part 5. The continuing saga. Still 1 June 2000. In theory, the guillemots will be back within the week. Given the snow cover, the cold, now the pelting rain, I hardly expect […]
Part 3. The following excerpt was actually written upon my return to the lower 48 but it so amazed me that I have to share it. Back to the regular Arctic programming […]
Part 2 in a series of journal excerpts from time in the Arctic – **note: photos in these posts are from scanned slides… that desperately needed to be cleaned… I never cease […]
Spring arrived before winter, and it came in dayglow.