Red and Black Currants are present on the property and the moose seem to be picky about what berry they like to consume.
"This season we have observed many salmonberry bushes that appear to be defoliated. It seems something is eating the leaves. We have also noticed the berries look sickly."
Water floods the Kotzebue lagoon. Grasses can be seen in July and a month later in August the water has risen 4-6 ft.
The marine mammal was seen some 600 miles from where the river empties into the Bering Sea.
The hind of the moose was also covered with flies.
Out commercial fishing on the water in the inter Kotzebue Sound the weather was calm and there were miles and miles of a strange floating orange layer on the surface.
White cysts in the muscle of salmon could be caused by Henneguya salminicola also called "tapioca disease". It affects the texture of the meat but is not a health concerns for people. White cysts could also however, be from a tape worm. That is a human health concern. Guidance on how to check the cysts to confirm and how to prepare food so it is safe to eat, is provided.
The sockeye salmon are coming back smaller for the Newhalen River and Iliamna Lake, plus not a thick as they once did when I was younger.
Is the abundance of insects unusual? Updates from around the state with picking and weather impacts.
"We usually pick salmon berries in early July."
Discoloration of water in bay. Is this an algal bloom?
A 24-hour, 245 mile survey of fireweed plants from Anchorage to Seldovia revealed an almost complete absence of flowering.
The rain in July has been persistent and in some cases intense. At Cheney Lake there is plenty of evidence about the wet summer.
Air quality in parts of Trinidad are being impacted by Sahara Dust and causing respiratory symptoms for residents.
Foam or saliva-looking substance on seen on flowering plants like fireweed and yarrow.
While subsistence salmon fishing, community members from Port Heiden found a skate in the net, which is unusual for them.
This bird was a noticed on the beach landing area of the community but not touched.
Black oystercatchers have returned to Nanwalek, Alaska, and three eggs have been spotted on the beach.
Tribal member from St. Mary's, Alaska noticed this on her when she went back inside her home. Turns out it is an elm sawfly, Cimbex americana.