Thursday, June 9, 2011

Anchorage Wildlife

After cooking in Gambell, Alaska for the WINGS tour, then helping lead the Nome extension, I'm enjoying a couple days off here in Anchorage.

Yesterday afternoon I went on a short hike in Arctic Valley with my friend Dave Sonneborn. We went to the top of one of the knolls where we saw two Townsend's Solitaires and a Say's Phoebe.

The early wildflowers were nice, such as this Mountain Avens, Dryas octopetala, in the rose family.

And how about the wildlife? On the way up a North American Porcupine and on the way down a Moose, the latter taken with my iPhone, both from the car window.

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