A male hairy woodpecker visits a feeder in the Back Loop in February. (Courtesy Photo / Linda Shaw)

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Crocus, seen in the Downtown Flats, are a sign that spring is coming. (Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll)

Crocus, seen in the Downtown Flats, are a sign that spring is coming. (Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll)

This photo shows Nugget Falls in a state both liquid and solid. “Like something from an ice fairyland,” writes Denise Carroll. (Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll)

This photo shows Nugget Falls in a state both liquid and solid. “Like something from an ice fairyland,” writes Denise Carroll. (Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll)

This photo shows the moon over the Chilkat Mountains on Feb. 26. (Courtesy Photo / Bill Andrews)

This photo shows the moon over the Chilkat Mountains on Feb. 26. (Courtesy Photo / Bill Andrews)

Raindrops freeze on spruce tips in the Dredge Lake area in late February. (Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll)

Raindrops freeze on spruce tips in the Dredge Lake area in late February. (Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll)

This photo shows a windy, rainy day. “I still found some beauty on a gloomy day,” writes Joseph Sypeck. (Courtesy Photo / Joseph Sypeck)

This photo shows a windy, rainy day. “I still found some beauty on a gloomy day,” writes Joseph Sypeck. (Courtesy Photo / Joseph Sypeck)

A female hairy woodpecker visits a feeder in the Back Loop in February. (Courtesy Photo / Linda Shaw)

A female hairy woodpecker visits a feeder in the Back Loop in February. (Courtesy Photo / Linda Shaw)

This photo shows the view from Skaters Cabin (and behind a copy of “The Hobbit.”) (Courtesy Photo / Joseph Sypeck)

This photo shows the view from Skaters Cabin (and behind a copy of “The Hobbit.”) (Courtesy Photo / Joseph Sypeck)

This photo was taken from North Douglas on a cold winter night in February. (Courtesy Photo / Joseph Sypeck)

This photo was taken from North Douglas on a cold winter night in February. (Courtesy Photo / Joseph Sypeck)

The Chilkat Mountains tower above William Henry Bay in this Friday, Feb. 26 photo. (Courtesy Photo / Kenneth Gill, gillfoto)

The Chilkat Mountains tower above William Henry Bay in this Friday, Feb. 26 photo. (Courtesy Photo / Kenneth Gill, gillfoto)

Suddenly in a dark gray sky an explosion of sunlight appeared in the northwest while on the dike trail on Feb. 21, 2021. (Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll)

Suddenly in a dark gray sky an explosion of sunlight appeared in the northwest while on the dike trail on Feb. 21, 2021. (Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll)

The Mendenhall Towers are revealed by returning light. (Courtesy Photo / Linda Shaw)

The Mendenhall Towers are revealed by returning light. (Courtesy Photo / Linda Shaw)

This photo shows frozen ripples in the sand at Eagle Beach in January 2021. (Courtesy Photo / Arthur Dee)

This photo shows frozen ripples in the sand at Eagle Beach in January 2021. (Courtesy Photo / Arthur Dee)

This photo was taken on Saturday, Feb. 27 around the Mendenhall Lake trails. (Courtesy Photo / Deana Barjas)
This photo was taken on Saturday, Feb. 27 around the Mendenhall Lake trails. (Courtesy Photo / Deana Barajas)

This photo was taken on Saturday, Feb. 27 around the Mendenhall Lake trails. (Courtesy Photo / Deana Barjas) This photo was taken on Saturday, Feb. 27 around the Mendenhall Lake trails. (Courtesy Photo / Deana Barajas)

A very complicated root system for a single conifer in the forest along the North Douglas bluff trail on Feb. 20, 2021. (Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll)

A very complicated root system for a single conifer in the forest along the North Douglas bluff trail on Feb. 20, 2021. (Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll)

Strong auroral activity is viewed from the North Douglas Boat Launch on the night of Monday, Feb. 15, 2021. (Courtesy Photo / Eric Bleicher, @ebleiche on IG)

Strong auroral activity is viewed from the North Douglas Boat Launch on the night of Monday, Feb. 15, 2021. (Courtesy Photo / Eric Bleicher, @ebleiche on IG)

Iicles form off of some very vibrant moss on Sunnahae Trail in Craig on Feb. 7, 2021. (Courtesy Photo / Marti Crutcher)

Iicles form off of some very vibrant moss on Sunnahae Trail in Craig on Feb. 7, 2021. (Courtesy Photo / Marti Crutcher)

This photo shows the northern lights over the Mendenhall Wetlands on Feb. 15, 2021. (Courtesy Photo /  Jack Beedle)

Iicles form off of some very vibrant moss on Sunnahae Trail in Craig on Feb. 7, 2021. (Courtesy Photo / Marti Crutcher)

This photo shows an alpine view of mountains and the ocean along Sunnahae Trail in Craig on Feb. 7, 2021. (Courtesy Photo / Marti Crutcher)

This photo shows an alpine view of mountains and the ocean along Sunnahae Trail in Craig on Feb. 7, 2021. (Courtesy Photo / Marti Crutcher)

This photo shows a Mendenhall Glacier ice cave on Feb. 14, 2021. (Courtesy Photo / Demi Reber)

This photo shows a Mendenhall Glacier ice cave on Feb. 14, 2021. (Courtesy Photo / Demi Reber)

Long icy fingers stretch from the glacier to newly exposed rock on Feb. 13, 2021. (Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll)

Long icy fingers stretch from the glacier to newly exposed rock on Feb. 13, 2021. (Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll)

This photo shows the aurora borealis over Auke Bay on Feb. 6, 2021. (Courtesy Photo / Jack Beedle)

This photo shows the aurora borealis over Auke Bay on Feb. 6, 2021. (Courtesy Photo / Jack Beedle)

This photo shared on Feb. 7 shows a pair of eagles on a picturesque winter day. (Courtesy Photo / Norval Nelson)

This photo shared on Feb. 7 shows a pair of eagles on a picturesque winter day. (Courtesy Photo / Norval Nelson)

On a blue-skied day in Juneau, the Coast mountains glisten in the sunshine as seen on Feb. 1. (Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll)

On a blue-skied day in Juneau, the Coast mountains glisten in the sunshine as seen on Feb. 1. (Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll)

Mendenhall river ices over near Marion drive in the Mendenhall Valley on a negative 9-degree morning on Feb. 9, 2021. (Courtesy Photo / David Athearn)

Mendenhall river ices over near Marion drive in the Mendenhall Valley on a negative 9-degree morning on Feb. 9, 2021. (Courtesy Photo / David Athearn)

This photo shows the top of the ridge at Eaglecrest looking south towards Seymour canal on Jan. 31. (Courtesy Photo / Ben Ng and KD Magnum)

This photo shows the top of the ridge at Eaglecrest looking south towards Seymour canal on Jan. 31. (Courtesy Photo / Ben Ng and KD Magnum)

“Anyone home?” A beaver lodge sits on a frozen pond in a Cowee Creek meadow on Feb. 10. (Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll)

“Anyone home?” A beaver lodge sits on a frozen pond in a Cowee Creek meadow on Feb. 10. (Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll)

The northern lights dance in the sky over Douglas. (Courtesy Photo / Josephine Rhyner)

The northern lights dance in the sky over Douglas. (Courtesy Photo / Josephine Rhyner)

Walkers head across the frozen Mendenhall Lake to the ice caves at the glacier on Feb. 11, 2021. (Courtesy Photo / Kenneth Gill, gillfoto)

Walkers head across the frozen Mendenhall Lake to the ice caves at the glacier on Feb. 11, 2021. (Courtesy Photo / Kenneth Gill, gillfoto)

This photo shows Eagle River with Mount Ernest Gruening, which lies between the Eagle Glacier and Herbert Glacier. (Courtesy Photo / Kenneth Gill, gillfoto)

This photo shows Eagle River with Mount Ernest Gruening, which lies between the Eagle Glacier and Herbert Glacier. (Courtesy Photo / Kenneth Gill, gillfoto)

Nine crows survive in sub-Arctic Lemon Creek on Saturday, Feb. 13. (Courtesy Photo / Kenneth Gill, gillfoto)

Nine crows survive in sub-Arctic Lemon Creek on Saturday, Feb. 13. (Courtesy Photo / Kenneth Gill, gillfoto)

That’s not a peanut, it’s a piece of wood on the beach on the Boy Scout Beach Trail. (Courtesy Photo / Deana Barajas)

That’s not a peanut, it’s a piece of wood on the beach on the Boy Scout Beach Trail. (Courtesy Photo / Deana Barajas)

“Where else, but the Mendenhall Glacier ice cave,” writes Deborah Rudis. (Courtesy Photo / Deborah Rudis)

“Where else, but the Mendenhall Glacier ice cave,” writes Deborah Rudis. (Courtesy Photo / Deborah Rudis)

In this Feb. 13 photo, a heart-shaped opening can be seen at the Mendenhall Glacier ice cave. (Courtesy Photo / Deborah Rudis)

In this Feb. 13 photo, a heart-shaped opening can be seen at the Mendenhall Glacier ice cave. (Courtesy Photo / Deborah Rudis)

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