Nature News

Number of sunny days this week: 3
Number of cloudy days this week: 6
Number of rainy days this week: 3
Number of snowy days this week: 1
Number of windy days this week: 3
What is the air temperature right now in Fahrenheit?: 39
How was the weather this week?:

The weather is highly variable in this region, and even though our journey is happening during the warmest months of the year, temperatures are usually below 50 degrees Fahrenheit. The weather change so much, we even had four different seasons in a day! This week was cloudy, chilly and breezy, but sometimes sunny and warm! We even got some heavy snow for an hour on a sunny day. One has to be prepared for all types of weather and carry multiple layers in case it’s either too warm or too cold!

What animals did I see this week? :

This week I saw beluga whales, arctic foxes, bowhead whales in the distance and different types of birds, including white tundra swans with black peaks (whistlings), white snow owls, seagulls, loons and eiders. I also saw some polar bear footprints, but unfortunately no bears this week!

What was the coolest thing I saw in nature this week?:

The coolest thing in nature this week was seeing beluga whales very close to the shore. It was my first time seeing beluga whales.