We arrived in Kangerlussuaq, Greenland three days ago, flying into a brown landscape that is patched with snow. The weather feels like a hot-apple-cider autumn. Best of all, the mosquitoes are still dormant on the edges of frozen ponds.
The coats of the caribou are light tan and white right now. I think they are transitioning over to their summer coats.
Caribou (Rangifer tarandus groenlandicus)
Kangerlussuaq Fjord covered in ice.
Bare willow (Salix glauca) branches with last year’s catkins.
My awesome research assistant at the top of Sugerloaf. The fjord is in the distance.
A frozen lake.
Yesterday I saw green dwarf birch (Betula nana) leaves starting to unfurl. Things around here are about to change drastically.