Alaska Update

Went for a jaunt in the wildlife reserve next to our apartment today and learned about Alaska’s state bird. Literally flocks of mosquitoes swarmed us in minutes and we are covered in bites head to toe. Alaska is not for the soft

zoebirdillustration:

Red-Shouldered Hawk Studies by Zoe Elizabeth Carter

Graphite and colored pencil in sketchbook, 2012

Zoebird Illustration

(via scientificillustration)

kqedscience:

A California comeback for the bald eagle?
“On an island off the coast of southern California, two bald eagles have each found a mate.
One couple may not seem significant in the animal world. But it represents a significant success in saving a species that was on the brink of disappearing from the country it symbolizes.
These eagles are the first nesting pair found on San Clemente Island in over 50 years.”
Learn more from csmonitor.

This title is misleading, there has been a successful nesting couple in the same nest in Folsom lake every year for the past 5 years. Its been on live cams a couple. Bald eagles are like rats here in fairbanks, literally everywhere and majestic

kqedscience:

A California comeback for the bald eagle?

On an island off the coast of southern California, two bald eagles have each found a mate.

One couple may not seem significant in the animal world. But it represents a significant success in saving a species that was on the brink of disappearing from the country it symbolizes.

These eagles are the first nesting pair found on San Clemente Island in over 50 years.”

Learn more from csmonitor.

This title is misleading, there has been a successful nesting couple in the same nest in Folsom lake every year for the past 5 years. Its been on live cams a couple. Bald eagles are like rats here in fairbanks, literally everywhere and majestic

landscapes:

Kleine Scheidegg, 2014

landscapes:

Kleine Scheidegg, 2014