Inuugujaq from Kangerlussuaq, Greenland! We arrived yesterday afternoon after smooth travels thanks to the 109th Air National Guard. This is the third year in a row I’ve been to Kangerlussuaq and I feel incredibly grateful to be here. This is the earliest in the season that I’ve been here and the biggest difference (besides the presences of mosquitoes!) is that many of the tundra plants are flowering! During the past two trips to the region, I learned how to identify many of the tundra plants from Simone Whitecloud, IGERT fellow and botanist extraordinaire. Today I put on my interdisciplinary “hat” and tried to remember everything she taught me! Below are some of the beautiful flowers I saw today.
Stay tuned for more posts as our stay here continues!