Friday, November 10, 2006

Tundra Plants






Here is a just a sample of the many plants that grace the tundra.

#1 - Overhead view of a horse tail (tayaruq) - Use it in yupik soup or the eskimo ice cream. It grows along the edge of the water.

#2- Tall Cottongrass (Pikniq) - eat the roots either raw or boiled.

#3 - Overhed of Kipnuk - Notice all the water. Bering Sea top - River right - Shallow ponds everywhere else.

#4 - This reed is weaved with drying Tomcods or Flounders.

#5 - Black Alpine Bear Berry (Kavlak) - don't eat. They are not sweet.

3 comments:

  1. Anonymous6:15 PM

    Wow! Thsoe are very nice pictures. I think you have developed a new hobby. I think the overhead shot of the horse tail is really cool. Talk to you soon, love Dad B.

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  2. Are you coming home for Christmas?

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  3. yeah we get home the 23rd and leave the 13th of January.

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