I was informed that there is a better link for Chris Jordan's movie (thanks Victoria). I updated it on my last post, but here it is again. http://tiff.net/filmsandschedules/festival/2013/midway Again, I'll let you know more when the distribution information is released.
Most of the island showed up to the airplane to say goodbye to John & Leona after almost 11 years on Midway. Good luck at USFWS headquarters and we'll miss you!
I checked on the only turtle nest of the season at Midway on Eastern Island and one of only 4 that we've had here. It doesn't look like it has hatched yet, but should soon. Here's some native Lepturus repens grass on the beach nearby, and a bit of trash, with Sand Island in the background.
I also found this WWII era fire extinguisher on Eastern Island from the Buffalo Fire Extinguisher Co. We don't find things like this too often over there, but maybe we will now that the verbesina is going away.