Part 17, a new epic 17 July – Cooper Island While in Barrow, I went out with the snowy owl crew for nest checks on the tundra. The snowys are beautiful. The […]
The Road not Taken Enough is the road I most often want to be on. Join me?
Who are you?
A huge thank you to everyone who supported The Arctic Circle fundraising campaign – the residency fee is paid and I’m gearing up to go back to the Arctic in October. I […]
A letter out
Part 15, a compilation and expansion. 7 July I woke to rain and so stayed in bed until it ended – at about 0200. It was mild and almost balmy out (well, […]
In the unknown eastside of Oregon lies a land of color, texture, and light.
The aquamarine of the imagination
Part 14, still floeing, still flowing. 6 July There are several things I wanted to write about but keep forgetting, so, I’ll see how this goes – the ice push: the ice […]
Eastern Oregon. Fifty miles of inhospitable road offers this, and it is worth every inch.
The classic Fourth of July: rain, ice, and wind
Part 13, the ice and wind come to call. 2 July Rainy, windy, cold day yesterday. Rain finally cleared and I banded a few hapless birds. The egg season is slacking off. […]
Part 12, in which the Arctic poppies show their mettle, the snow bunting chicks emerge, and a polar bear leaves its mark. 27 June Although my alarm went off at 2200, I […]
Someone missed a small piece of sky
Part 11. The summer of abnormal distribution, fried radios, and a translucent moon progresses in the Arctic Ocean. 21 June Yesterday was a long day, and I never got to write. We continued confirming […]
I almost had a bath
Part 10. The ice is loosening its grip on the island, the bossman comes to call, after fifteen days I almost take off all of my clothes to bathe in the semi-freshwater […]