The following posts are re-blogged from my student, Christine Ren. UW student groups have been privileged to visit and stay with our friend Victor Yana and his family since 2009. I got to know Victor in 2008 on my first trip to Peru. Every year we are overwhelmed by Victor’s hospitality and humbled by the skill with which his family subsists in the extreme environment of Ausangate Mountain. With each year, I am also fascinated to find species of birds and plants I have not seen before. This is an area that is relatively unexplored from the perspective of modern biology. With each year, however, I am also surprised to see more development and modernity on the slopes of the mountain, coinciding with the completion several years ago of the InterOceanica Highway which crosses the lower flanks of the mountain on its way from Brazil to the coast of Peru. Thanks, Christine for this awesome day-by-day write-up of our experience.
- Reflections on two weeks in the homeland of the Huna Tlingit
- Sword fern die-off in the news
- A colleague’s perspective on the 2017 offering of my summer “Landscape Change” course in Olympic National Park
- In the news: Sword fern die-off
- Seward Park Fern Die-off Update
- ENVIR 280 BioBlitz at SkyRoot Farm!
- The Puget Sound Region loses two giants in natural history: Art Kruckeberg and Bob Paine
- Seward Park’s Sword Fern Die-off: the problem is getting worse
- In the news: Lynda Mapes of the Seattle Times, covers ENVIR 495C
- 9 days in the Olympic Mountains with ENVIR 495C 2016, “Landscape Change in the Pacific Northwest”