Archive for the ‘spring’ Tag

Bald Eagle   Leave a comment

Although the coastal regions of Alaska get all the press, Interior Alaska gets its fair share of bald eagles. They come following the fish in the rivers and somehow end up hundreds of miles in land enjoying the fruits of nature’s bounty.

Posted April 4, 2014 by aurorawatcherak in Alaska

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Two by Two   Leave a comment

Swans are beautiful and Fairbanks is blessed to be on their flight plan. They start to arrive about mid-April, but these two were in a drainage ditch near my workplace last year.

Posted April 3, 2014 by aurorawatcherak in Alaska

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Spring Migration   Leave a comment

Creamers Field, just north of downtown Fairbanks, was frequented by migratory waterfowl when it was a dairy farm. Today, the Alaska Fish & Game grows yummy grain there to entice the birds to land there instead of near the airport.

Low Bush Grizzly   Leave a comment

We are surrounded by wildlife in Alaska. It’s easy to spot the moose and the ravens call attention to themselves, but it’s the small animals that I like to watch. There is nothing quite so entertaining as a “low bush grizzly” defending his nut-stash.

Posted March 28, 2014 by aurorawatcherak in Alaska

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Spring Danger   Leave a comment

 We walk on rivers in Interior Alaska all winter long, from Thanksgiving weekend until about a week or two from now, but the photo shows the first signs of danger in the spring. From being a fairly solidly frozen ice “highway” in just a handful of days it might be something entirely different.

Posted March 27, 2014 by aurorawatcherak in Alaska

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Cooling Off   Leave a comment

It’s tough being a sled dog in the spring because you’re still wearing your winter coat, but the temperatures climb above freezing. So when you get a chance for a break … ah …

Posted March 26, 2014 by aurorawatcherak in Alaska

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Snow Bathing   Leave a comment

Posted March 24, 2014 by aurorawatcherak in Alaska

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It’s Still Winter Here!   Leave a comment

Red house, white snow

Posted: Friday, May 3, 2013 6:45 pm



More snow. Submitted by Christy Splechter

Yup! Fairbanks Alaska just experienced one of the coldest Aprils on record. They held a ski race here on May Day. It wasn’t planned. Just somebody figured you can’t miss the opportunity for a once-in-a-lifetime event.

The above photo was taken today, May 3, 2013.

Yup, that global warming stuff is really starting to show itself.

Posted May 4, 2013 by aurorawatcherak in Alaska, Global Warming

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