endless summer

Signs that Fall is here are everywhere. It’s dark when I get up at 6am, the first hint of a new day on the horizon; the forest floor has turned gold and green as the cedars shed their summer cloak; honeysuckle leaves litter the boardwalks and garden ground; bright red honeysuckle berries are being plucked […]

Sadness and sentiment – the start of summer 2011

A rare April encounter brought the first hint that the A5 pod might have suffered an unexpected loss. The young adult female, Nodales (A51), was not with her family, though all the A5 matrilines were present.  She and her 2010 baby were both missing.  Denial, and no further sightings of the group until much later, […]

Perigee Moon

 contributed by Leah Robinson March 19, 2011 When the Moon is at Perigee, closer to the Earth, there is much more gravitational pull which contributes to higher tides or greater variation in the high and low tide. March 19th’s Perigee Moon is the biggest, 14% bigger than usual, in almost 20 years! The last […]