Sitka, Alaska, Home Base

I have posted a lot of photo blog pages from Sitka this summer and wrote a letter for family and friends.  This letter is the best way to introduce you to my home town and guide you to the picture pages in this blog. August 19, 2013 Sitka, Alaska Dear Friends, Such a summer!  It is hard to believe that the “Back to School” section of The Sentinel is out.  But the days are getting shorter.  Sunrise today was at 5:38 and sunset will be at 8:31, just under 15 hours.  We are losing 4 minutes a day.  I’m sitting … Continue reading Sitka, Alaska, Home Base

Name that Species!

It’s Earth Week.  All week Sitka’s kids have been making costumes portraying their “favorite” species to prepare for the Parade of Species.  The Parade starts at Totem Square and ends at the Fine Arts Campus with games and face painting.  The event is sponsored by Sitka Spruce Tips 4H club, part of University of Alaska Cooperative Extension and run by the Sitka Conservation Society.  Sometimes I am not so good at recognizing the species.  I suggested that I may post some pictures on iNaturalist, the citizen science app of the National Geographic Society, to see if anyone could identify what … Continue reading Name that Species!