I took this photograph of ducks a couple of weeks ago. The Yukon Flats where we live is home to more than two million migratory ducks every year. That’s more than 1400 ducks for every man, woman and child on the flats. A few have arrived, but most are waiting for the lakes and rivers to thaw. My students tell me that once the waterways open, the ducks will lie so thick on the lakes that you won’t be able to see their surfaces. One student’s family has four large freezers: one for ducks, one for geese and two for moose. Not sure where the salmon goes! Subsistence is for real!