The last 2-3 weeks have had us in the time of year when the bears are about done feeding and heading to the hills for denning up. The cranes, Sandhill, are long gone. The geese and ducks have about finished their flights, and short stops, through. Tundra swans are grouping up to take off south soon too.
Our weather in this part of Alaska can go from in the 40’s to the teens overnight. Sometimes dropping snow, up to 24″ drifts a week ago overnight, or just freezing up all the puddles and shallow lakes.
As the year comes to a close and we travel into the ‘deep’ winter our landscape with move between preparing for winter and totally frozen.
We don’t get the beautiful red colors other parts of the country get but our wildlife more than makes up for it!!