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May 9, 2021

Open Thread – Salmon in the Trees

In this insane political season of mudslinging, and chair throwing, everyone needs to clear their calendar for Wednesday night, October 20 at 7pm.¬† And then, go to the Anchorage Museum of History and Art to refresh your spirit and learn about Alaska’s crown jewel (OK, there are lot of them, but this is a BIG one) the Tongass rainforest. Amy Gulick, the author and photographer of a new book called Salmon in the Trees: Life in Alaska’s Tongass Rainforest¬†will be on hand to take you on an incredible journey of stunning visual beauty, and fascinating science. You’ll also meet John…

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Open Thread – The Legend of the Squeaky Door Hinge Bird (UPDATED – Culprit Identified)

I went for a really nice hike last weekend. It was sunny, but things were still a little wet, and all was cleansed of the dust and volcanic ash by a nice gentle rain shower the day before. I had a destination in mind; a little stream with a nice spot to sit and eat a sandwich. My mind was free and relaxed, the sky was blue, and never in my wildest dreams did I imagine that I was about to come face to feathered face with….my white whale, the squeaky doorhinge bird. Let me preface what I’m about to…

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