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Susitna Writer’s Voice: StarDate Susitna, by Kathleen Fleming

Sunday, August 21, 2016

Kathleen for StarDate

The activities of La Luna, the returning stars in a darkening night sky, and more about next year’s total solar eclipse.

 

 

 

 

 

Note for the link below to the viewing map of the total solar eclipse for August of 2017:  Times listed are in Universal Time and must be corrected to get local times.  Example:  UT -8 = ADT

http://xjubier.free.fr/en/site_pages/solar_eclipses/TSE_2017_GoogleMapFull.html

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Earth’s counterclockwise orbit around the Sun means we are always moving toward the generalized position of the 3rd quarter Moon.

 

 

 

Susitna Writer’s Voice-A Summer Day in Hatcher Pass, by Robin Song

Sunday, August 14, 2016

Photos by Robin Song

 

Before I get into my story, I want to share a quick update on the two nests I observed last summer. The eagle nest in Wasilla, which raised a rare three offspring to fledge, did not use that same nest this year. When I went to observe it, I arrived in time to watch a confrontation between the male eagle and and a magpie. (more…)

Susitna Writer’s Voice–StarDate Susitna 8-7-2016

Sunday, August 7, 2016

Kathleen for StarDate

The best meteor shower of the summer is coming up,

and our nights are just barely dark enough now to see the brighter shooting stars…

 

Susitna Writer’s Voice–“The Education of a Novice Packrafter”, by Willi Prittie

Sunday, July 24, 2016

Willi

Talkeetna resident and wilderness adventurer Willi Prittie

remembers two unforgettable learning experiences on fast-flowing water,

one with friends on a warm desert river,

the other on a cold flooded creek in Southcentral  Alaska.

(This program was originally broadcast in June 2014)

Susitna Writer’s Voice–On My Way to the Apocalypse, by Ellen Thea

Sunday, July 17, 2016

Susitna Writer’s Voice–On My Way to the Apocalypse, by Ellen Thea

Susitna Writer’s Voice–“Mosquitoes, Tourists, and Summer Sunlight”, by Bill Was

Sunday, July 10, 2016

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Talkeetna blogger Bill Was writes about his attempts to adjust to a few aspects of summer in the Susitna Valley.

 

 

 

Today just happens to be yet another gorgeous late morning here in the Talkeetna area; the sun rides hot and high in the azure sky while gentle WSW breezes riffle the new leaves on trees and other plants. The temperature is already above 60°F on its way to the middle seventies; that’s perhaps fifteen degrees above normal but then that’s how the temps have been running. After a ‘winter’ – and I use the term very loosely – sleep the landscape has once again exploded into summer’s color and foliage. And with this seasonal shift came additional markers of the late spring in south-central Alaska; the mosquitoes are out in force, the village is once again awash in tourists and there is no longer a dark night sky.

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Susitna Writer’s Voice–“Spring in the Bog”, by Robin Song

Sunday, June 26, 2016

 

A closer look at some of the inhabitants of area wetlands,

and some interesting relationships between them.

 

As winter changed into spring in the wetlands east of the house where I have been living just south of Willow, my excursions there with my two dogs grew more interesting. On the morning of April twenty-second, when I let the girls outside, I was surprised to find a pair of Lesser Sandhill Cranes standing at the edge of the forest in the large clearing just east of the house. They walked slowly through the long brown grass, exposed by the melted snow, unimpressed at being watched by two dogs, a human, and two cats. For the next few weeks I heard them calling out in the wetlands-sometimes flying, sometimes stationary. By mid-June they were apparently nesting, for they had grown quiet, not wanting to draw attention to their nest site. I’d occasionally hear them very late at night, calling from the same area. Cranes have been nesting in the wetlands for several years-perhaps decades before people moved into the area. I hope the wetlands remain their nesting territory for many more decades to come. (more…)

StarDate Susitna, by Kathleen Fleming-6-19-2016

Sunday, June 19, 2016

Kathleen for StarDate

 

The Summer Solstice edition,

with lots of user-friendly info

about the cycles of movement of our planet and its moon

  around our sun…

and more!

 

 

 

Susitna Writer’s Voice–Three from the archives

Monday, June 13, 2016

Archived programs of Susitna Writer’s Voice were aired on 88.9 FM the past three weeks.

Click on the title of the program, if you’d like to hear / read it again:

Susitna Writer’s Voice–Building an Alaskan life: A decade to cherish, by Katie Writer

Susitna Writer’s Voice–The Run for Women, by Sondra Porter

Susitna Writer’s Voice–The Trapper Creek AMC Eagle, by Peter Mathiesen