Arctic Warbler, Whistle Ridge, Denali Highway

Big Show on Tuesday!


Mrs WC, supported by WC, will be presenting “Frozen Feathers — 25 Years of Birding in Alaska” for the Golden Eagle Audubon Society in the Sagebrush Room, at the Cole & Ustick Library, Boise, Idaho, at 7:00 PM tomorrow, February 20, 2018. You’re invited to attend. WC will use the excuse of preparing for the presentation…

The 9th Anniversary of Wickersham’s Conscience


Today is the ninth anniversary of the first blog post on Wickersham’s Conscience. That first post, aptly enough, was on bird photography. According to the statistics provided by the folks at WordPress, there have been 3,148 blog posts, just under a million views and just under a thousand comments. More than ten thousand images, more…

Wickersham House Parking, Juneau, Alaska, photo by Mrs. WC

WC Is Chasing Eclipses


WC is chasing a solar eclipse. WC promises not to do this again any time soon. Photos will be attempted, but it’s not something for which a photographer can practice in advance. If any decent shots are obtained, they’ll be posted here. At the same time, WC’s chosen observation site, 7,500 feet up in the…

Randall Munroe's XKCD: article Properties

Randall Munroe Upstages WC


Randall Munroe, who draws the excellent webcomic XKCD, has posted two comics on particle physics in the last week, each upstaging WC’s pitiful attempt to explain quarks. Maybe by posting his most recent cartoon, he’ll cut WC some slack. A wonderful, geeky summary of particle properties that only slightly overstates the jargon. WC will throw…