Field Notes: The Polar Field Services Newsletter

The Good, the Bad, and the Muddy

Through Ed Stockard’s viewfinder
The good:
The rhododendron's in bloom!

The rhododendron's in bloom!

The bad:

"The mosquitoes are bad this year," Ed writes. "When you lie on your belly to take photos, you essentially are giving to the Greenland blood drive - mosquitos are thick low and out of the wind." The flower is a Lapland Lousewort

"The mosquitoes are bad this year," Ed writes. "When you lie on your belly to take photos, you essentially are giving to the Greenland blood drive - mosquitos are thick low and out of the wind." The flower is a Lapland Lousewort.

The muddy:

Warming brings silty meltwater to the rivers. Here, the nearby Russell Glacier contributes to the water levels in Kangerlussuaq waterways.

Warming brings silty meltwater to the rivers. Here, the nearby Russell Glacier contributes to the water levels in Kangerlussuaq waterways.

We enjoy getting emails from Ed Stockard. The long-time CPS staffer in Kanger has a way with a camera, and his messages usually contain some kind of visual adventure. Ed recently sent us a few shots of life around the logistics hub for the National Science Foundation’s arctic research program in Greenland. Double up on the mosquito repellent and keep shooting, Ed!