Warm temperatures are causing birch buds to burst, sending large amounts of pollen in the air. In Chuathbaluk, there was so much pollen, it was visible as a tornado.
Early breakup brings early arrivals.
The past couple years have been warmer than normal contributing to where the river is still flowing ice and with some of the plants still green.
Early green up following a very mild winter with little snow.
"Our roads are slippery when there would be snow to where the children were out with their sled. Planes never cancelled as much as this year to where the flights were backed up to 3 or 4 days. Lately, we've been seeing grasses regrowing after it warms up out there."
Unusually rainy year for Lower Kalskag this year.
The northern gorundcone (Boschniakia rossica)s not commonly found in this area.
Spruce rust (Chrysomyxa ledicola) fungal spores found along the banks on the Kuskokwim River