Tiny Baetis mayflies are perhaps the most commonly encountered and imitated by anglers on all American trout streams due to their great abundance, widespread distribution, and trout-friendly emergence habits.
Troutnut on Feb 29, 2008February 29th, 2008, 9:20 pm EST
These won't really fit in the regular site sections so I figured I'd post them here.
I just took some neat pictures of the aurora from my window and out on my driveway. Normally I can't see aurora very well from my house because I'm right in Fairbanks where there's a lot of ambient light from town, but they were really bright tonight.
Previously when I've seen the aurora, it's been pretty neat, with colorful bands arching across the sky and shifting with barely perceivable motion. Tonight it was an amazing light show, especially for about 5 minutes around midnight, with bright red and green bands rippling across most of the sky at high speed. The pictures I got really don't do them justice, because my long exposure blurred out a lot of the detail, but they're still neat.
While I'm at it, I'll include some pictures I took around campus during the lunar eclipse a couple weeks ago.
Jason Neuswanger, Ph.D.
Troutnut and salmonid ecologist