I Believe in Fungi

People were just as psyched about fungi in Cordova as they were in Girdwood. This week’s Cordova Fungus Festival was delightful. People are fungus fanatics, and this festival was the perfect venue for them to fly their fungal flag high. Forays, a recipe swap, a...

Fungus Freaks

This is my view as I write this post… I just spent nine days in the beautiful town of Girdwood, Alaska. This year’s Fungus Fair was the best they’ve had in a while. An explosion of fungi! Last year was considered a “bad year,” because there...

“Move It On Over”

If anyone ever asks, Hank Williams is the best music to listen to when you’re lugging 60 pound sandbags across mudflats. So, can you guess what I did this past week? That’s right! I lugged 60 pound sandbags across mudflats while listening to Hank Williams!...

Goodbye Duskys

377 nest islands monitored 113 islands maintained 170 nests surveyed 525 duskys banded 30 days at dusky camp Thus concludes this season's dusky work for the wildlife crew. It was even more amazing than I imagined it would be. The Copper River Delta is such a beautiful and dynamic place;...

Catching Up

This week has been quiet, but fruitful. I was finally able to have some office time so I could get caught up on work emails and get some new projects rolling. On Tuesday, Robert Masolini and I spent a day in the field putting up...

Nest Islands and Nagoonberries

  Dusky Camp, Part 2. I just got back from a four-day stint out on the Copper River Delta. This time the wildlife crew and I tackled the 100+ nest islands that needed maintenance. These nest islands were installed into ponds across the delta to increase...

Dusky Party!

The most anticipated project of the summer has finally happened, dusky goose banding! From the get-go, this project has been the one that I’ve been looking forward to the most. A lot of the projects we have worked on this summer have been related to...

Our Children’s Land (Part 2)

We’re about half way through our trip, and it’s time to move camp for the second time. By this point, the teens have learned enough to attempt the move without any direction. The leaders step back and let the teens figure out what needs to...