Tag Archives: wildlife

Happy Marmot Day


Cranes

—Aldo Leopold


Ice Safety

Now that the ice has formed on area lakes, and the rivers have at least some ice forming along the banks, the Alaska Department of Natural Resources and the Department of Fish & Game have released their annual ice thickness chart.


Going Troll-ing

Artwork by Ray Troll

It’s been a while since C-to-C shared some Ray Troll.


“Arctic Circle”

“Arctic Circle” print by R.T. Wallen, 1978

Salmonfest!

Ninilchik’s annual musical tribute to salmon starts on Friday the 5th and runs through the weekend. One of Alaska’s largest music festivals, Salmonfest is even worth the battle with the tourists down on The Kenai.


Enjoy your day…


Top Tourists?

The red-breasted sapsucker

A new tourism study released by the University of Alaska Fairbanks turned a few heads recently. The group of tourists that spend the most money and stay the longest in Alaska are birdwatchers. In fact, birders spend twice as much time in Alaska when they visit than the non-birders do. In 2016, birdwatchers spent over $300 million in Alaska.

The study probably shouldn’t have surprised as many people as it did. Alaska is a birdwatching mecca. Alaska is home to the largest concentration of shore birds in the world. There are some 530 species of birds that have been documented in Alaska, 55 of which are considered rare.

So, if you want to see a red-breasted sapsucker, I suggest the rainforest of Southeast Alaska. As for Fairbanks, we have a very active and vocal raven population.


A season in the life of a trail cam

Early September
Late September
Early November
Start of the Solstice Storm
A bit snowy
Winter Solstice afternoon
Evening on the Winter Solstice
Snow packed lens
Lens starting to break free of ice and snow
Late January visitor
February; The sun begins to return, and moose tracks

Dead battery….


Fluffy Cow Alert

A Public Service Announcement:

A warning from the National Park Service