Our Summer Serving in Homer, Alaska travel blog


Date: June 22, 2013

Tonight’s Location: Homer, AK

Weather: sunny am, cloudy pm

Temperature: start 46º

High 55º

Wildlife count:

Year List: 257

Birds: Sandhill Cranes and Colts, Hermit Thrush, Sooty Fox and Song Sparrows, Bald Eagles, Northwestern Crow, Common Ravens, Wilson’s Snipe, Orange-crowned Warbler, Golden-crowned Sparrow, Alder Flycatcher,

There were a lot of children in the VC today, and several became Junior Biologists, including one nine-year-old who spent at least two hours working in his Junior Biologist book, to get everything right! Both mother and son are very bright – the son attends a charter school in Aspen, CO. Many children searched for the ‘secret doors’ in the Research Reserve exhibit. It was a great day. I went on Rebecca’s walk, where she compared Lake Clark National Park to the refuge VC grounds. It was very windy, cool and damp – I have again placed my scarf and hat in the backpack. I guess I thought summer was here – silly me!

Dinner was grilled chicken with stir-fried veggies and rice. We will have rice pudding later for dessert. After two very active days/nights, we have crashed for the evening and will watch a WWII video of the Aleutian campaign, IF we can stay awake that long.

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