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The Daily Bucket: The Beach Ecology Around a Tin Rock
I took advantage of a spring minus tide to explore an interesting historical feature along the Bellingham waterfront and to investigate how the intertidal denizens were faring in and around this ...
RonK 04/28/2015 73 49 1 -
The Daily Bucket: The Great Blue Heron on Bellingham Bay – Heronries and Habitat Preservation
My favorite picture of a GBH taken in the Padden Creek estuary within a quarter mile of the Heronry. This was taken a few years ago in early spring, about now. The Great Blue Heron (GBH; Ardea ...
RonK 04/12/2015 82 46 - -
The Daily Bucket: Spring Starts
Spring is always when the important things begin, at least to me. Color returns to our gray veiled water, sky, and landscape. Now that there is light it is time to get the vegetable and herb gardens ...
RonK 04/03/2015 90 28 - -
The Daily Bucket: Camellia Coloration Conundrum
The Daily Bucket is a regular feature of the Backyard Science group. It is a place to note any observations you have made of the world around you. Insects, weather, meteorites, climate, birds ...
RonK 03/06/2015 74 28 - -
The Daily Bucket - Bald Eagles of the Pacific Northwest
The Daily Bucket is a regular feature of the Backyard Science group. It is a place to note any observations you have made of the world around you. Insects, weather, meteorites, climate, birds ...
RonK 01/31/2015 123 70 1 -
The Daily Bucket: Salmon Come Home
Blue Salmon Spawning - Southern Oregon Gallery In order to return home salmon often have to jump, thus their name which comes from the Latin ...
RonK 01/07/2015 74 73 1 -
The Daily Bucket: Ice Age Floods, Erratics, and the Atom Bomb on the Columbia Plateau
This diary describes an Ice Age Floods Institute field trip that I took in September that explored some of the remnants of the ice age floods in the pacific Northwest that periodically burst from ...
RonK 11/22/2014 84 39 4 -
An October walk through Whatcom Falls Park
An overcast October day seemed like a great time to take a hike though Whatcom Falls Park (Bellingham WA) to get some pics ...
RonK 11/01/2014 31 38 1 -
The Daily bucket: Seasonal Change at Mts. Baker & Shuksan
The Daily Bucket is a regular feature of the Backyard Science group. It is a place to note of any observations you have made of the world around you. Insects, weather, meteorites, climate, ...
RonK 10/22/2014 62 39 - -
The Daily Bucket- Frogs, Snakes, and Wine in Northwestern Oregon
The Daily Bucket is a regular feature of the Backyard Science group. It is a place to note of any observations you have made of the world around you. Insects, weather, meteorites, climate, ...
RonK 10/05/2014 75 40 - -
The Daily Bucket - Alpine Flora Around Mt. Baker National Forest -II
The Daily Bucket is a regular feature of the Backyard Science group. It is a place to note of any observations you have made of the world around you. Insects, weather, meteorites, climate, ...
RonK 09/03/2014 87 32 - -
The Daily Bucket: A return to Haida Gwai
The Daily Bucket is a regular feature of the Backyard Science group. It is a place to note of any observations you have made of the world around you. Insects, weather, meteorites, climate, ...
RonK 08/16/2014 46 37 - -
The Daily Bucket: The Northwest Salmon Wars: Conservationists versus Hatcheries
The Daily Bucket is a regular feature of the Backyard Science group. It is a place to note of any observations you have made of the world around you. Insects, ...
RonK 07/03/2014 97 57 1 -
Rhododendron Time
Spring time is Rhododendron time around the world. These prolific bloomers are native to Asia, North America, Australia, and Europe. They are members of the Genus Rhododendr on and the Family ...
RonK 05/31/2014 17 20 - -
Working Boats
A Washington State Ferry plying between the San Juan Islands and Anacortes with Mt. Baker in ...
RonK 04/17/2014 58 24 1 -
The Daily Bucket - The Salmon Hatchery as aid to Restoring Salmon Runs
The Daily Bucket is a regular feature of the Backyard Science group. It is a place to note of any observations you have made of the world around you. Insects, weather, meteorites, climate, ...
RonK 03/28/2014 137 44 2 -
Time to “Warrior Up” against coal terminal – Jewell James
I would like to call readers’ attention to a very well written and timely article by Jeff Galbraith published in the latest issue of Sierra Magazine about the proposed coal export terminal slated ...
RonK 03/22/2014 29 27 - -
Backyard Science -- A Beaver’s Tail of Two Cities
The Daily Bucket is a regular feature of the Backyard Science group. It is a place for the Dkos community members to note any observations they have made of the world around them. Insects, weather, ...
RonK 02/17/2014 129 54 - -
The Daily Bucket - Death and renewal: Whatcom Creek Habitat Restoration
The Daily Bucket is a regular feature of the Backyard Science group. It is a place for the Dkos community members to note any observations they have made of the world around them. Insects, weather, ...
RonK 01/04/2014 79 60 - -
The Daily Bucket - Salmon Habitat Restoration Continued: Squalicum Creek
The Daily Bucket is a regular feature of the Backyard Science group. It is a place for the Dkos community members to note any observations they have made of the world around them. Insects, weather, ...
RonK 12/15/2013 75 55 - -
The Daily Bucket - Padden Creek Salmon Habitat Restoration Project
The Daily Bucket is a regular feature of the Backyard Science group. It is a place for the Dkos community members to note any observations they have made of the world around them. Insects, weather, ...
RonK 11/07/2013 114 53 - -
The Daily Bucket -- Fossils and Pseudofossils in the The Chuckanut Formation: Part 2, fauna
The Daily Bucket is a regular feature of the Backyard Science group. It is a place for the Dkos community members to note any observations they have made of the world around them. Insects, weather, ...
RonK 10/06/2013 68 63 1 -
Fossils and pseudofossils in the The Chuckanut Formation: Part 1, flora
I am fascinated by the structures of the earth and how its most beautiful and intriguing features came about, and indeed are still forming. However, as a non-geologist, I am still boggled by the ...
RonK 09/29/2013 55 52 1 -
The Daily Bucket - Alpine Flora Around Mt. Baker National Forest
The Backyard Science group regularly features the Daily Bucket. We hope you will add your own observations of the world around you. Bees buzzing? Sun shining? Aphids on the roses? Please tell us ...
RonK 08/27/2013 104 34 - -
The Daily Bucket --- A Volcano in my Backyard
The Backyard Science group regularly features the Daily Bucket. We hope you will add your own observations of the world around you. Bees buzzing? Sun shining? Aphids on the roses? Please tell us ...
RonK 07/24/2013 45 42 - -
A Trip to the Oregon Coast Via Highway 101
Oregon Coast from Cape Perpetua A recent trip to meet up with old friends from graduate school gave us an opportunity to reacquaint ourselves with them and ...
RonK 06/09/2013 50 61 2 -
Ice Age Floods, The Columbia Plateau, and Terroir
Some of the largest cataclysmic geologic events on earth occurred in what is now the Pacific North West. About 11 million years of volcanic flow activity, ending about 6 million years ago, ...
RonK 05/05/2013 37 58 4 -
Mental Illness and Violence
There is rampant hysteria today about the mentally ill being dangerous and having access to guns. To some the mentally ill are the major problem with gun violence. Take for example, Ann Coulter’s ...
RonK 03/13/2013 62 39 3 -
Nautical Jargon: Chewing the Fat around the Scuttlebutt to the Bitter End
Humans have been traveling the waterways and the briny deep as means of trade, transportation, and exploration for many thousands of years. It is little wonder then that these ocean voyagers, ...
RonK 03/28/2012 131 67 7 496
State Parks of the San Juan Islands: Jewels in the Salish Sea
The San Juan Islands comprise an archipelago of 172 jewels set in the sparkling blue waters of Washington State’s northwest corner. (There are as many as 743 at low tide.) Within these islands are ...
RonK 01/14/2012 140 96 11 618
Conservative Science Denial in Local and National Media
Although the science versus religion debate has raged for many hundreds of years in western history, it seems to me that the science deniers are becoming more organized and more vocal. They now have ...
RonK 10/11/2011 157 122 4 714
Fishing in Haida Gwai: A Travel and Photo Diary
I recently enjoyed a fishing trip in May to Langara Island, a rather remote part of North America. Langara is the northern-most island of the ...
RonK 08/10/2011 53 50 1 323
Perpetuating income disparity through “Greedism”
The ever increasing income disparity is at the root of much of what is wrong with America today as it was at the turn of the century with the ”robber barons” who amassed and held the wealth (e.g.
RonK 07/01/2011 47 46 1 270
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