Cliff Hanger at Dawn!

Cliff Hanger at Dawn!

Cliff Hanger at Dawn! The rising sun bathes the cliffs in the rosy hues of dawn.  In a manner I can only describe as precarious, I watch, heart in mouth, as the billy goat stands on his back feet while on a sheer cliff slope.  His front legs dangle loose in the air,...
Gifts of the North

Gifts of the North

Gifts of the North This time last year we released a very special limited edition hat (or toque as we Canadians like to call it). It was the product of generous Yukon businesses who care about Yukon’s wildlife.  The 5 premium toques included a donation to the...
Pouncing Fox

Pouncing Fox

Pouncing Fox A red fox streaks by on a snowy November morning.  I stop my activity, pivot and watch through the window.  While I am inside and the fox is outside, it is so close to the window of my home that I know any movement on my part will translate to sound,...
Dawson Lynx

Dawson Lynx

Dawson Lynx Take a look at this lynx. Does something look off to you? Those red splotches in her eyes are blood. A car hit her outside of Dawson City in mid-May, 2018. The driver got her to a local vet, who gave her a few stitches to repair a laceration in her leg....
Phenology of Molt in Mountain Goats

Phenology of Molt in Mountain Goats

Phenology of Molt in Mountain Goats All mammals shed but some shed more hair and more slowly than others. Mountain goats are one such mammal. Remarkably, we know very little about their molt or about the molt of most mammals and birds. Knowing how our warming climate...
Hkànáy

Hkànáy

Hkànáy Traditional knowledge, to me, is generation upon generation of events and experiences carefully preserved in language, stories, names and songs. Lifetimes of information passed from grandparent to grandchild largely unchanged in the telling. Before I was...