The poet had it right! Although April has often been a benign month here, with lots of sun and rapid warming, this year's April has (so far) offered us lots of rain and temperatures parked around 40 degrees F.
Have you ever seen oil patches in the muskegs around Juneau? In Iceland, these patches are called "járnbrák" ("iron slick"). This common sight in this region is a sure sign of anaerobic bacteria below the surface.
A summer educator camp for Southeast K-8 math and science teachers is open for registration, according to a notice in a newsletter distributed by the Alaska Department of Education and Early Development.
The annual cruises to Berners Bay, organized by the Juneau Audubon Society, are happening again this year beginning Saturday, April 25, and continuing on Saturday, May 2.
The cruise Saturday departs Auke Bay at 8:30 a.m.