Avian and human fishers try their luck at Sheep Creek. (Courtesy Photo / Deborah Rudis)

Avian and human fishers try their luck at Sheep Creek. (Courtesy Photo / Deborah Rudis)

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The tide comes in near Sheep Creek. (Courtesy Photo / Deborah Rudis)

The tide comes in near Sheep Creek. (Courtesy Photo / Deborah Rudis)

"A friend enjoying the view from the top of West Peak (looking south)," writes Bill Andrews of this Sept. 1 photo. (Courtesy Photo / Bill Andrews)

The tide comes in near Sheep Creek. (Courtesy Photo / Deborah Rudis)

Vibrant snapdragon catches the eye along the downtown seawalk on Sept. 5. (Courtesy Photo / Ben Hohenstatt)

Vibrant snapdragon catches the eye along the downtown seawalk on Sept. 5. (Courtesy Photo / Ben Hohenstatt)

This photo shared on Sept. 5 shows fungi in the forest. (Courtesy Photo / Jeffery Lawrence)

This photo shared on Sept. 5 shows fungi in the forest. (Courtesy Photo / Jeffery Lawrence)

A bear track in the sand at Sawmill Creek Falls on Sept. 1. (Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll)

A bear track in the sand at Sawmill Creek Falls on Sept. 1. (Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll)

Hikers trek down Mt. Jumbo on Aug. 22. (Courtesy Photo / Asia Ver)

Hikers trek down Mt. Jumbo on Aug. 22. (Courtesy Photo / Asia Ver)

Townsend’s Warbler passing through a garden in Juneau. (Courtesy Photo / Kenneth Gill, gillfoto)

Townsend’s Warbler passing through a garden in Juneau. (Courtesy Photo / Kenneth Gill, gillfoto)

A stream cascades over rocks above Treadwell Ditch due to recent rain on Aug. 11. (Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll)

A stream cascades over rocks above Treadwell Ditch due to recent rain on Aug. 11. (Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll)

Beautiful pink lilies grow abundantly in a garden in the downtown flats seen on Aug. 24. (Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll)

Beautiful pink lilies grow abundantly in a garden in the downtown flats seen on Aug. 24. (Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll)

Gentians in the alpine on Thunder Mountain. (Courtesy Photo / Deborah Rudis)

Gentians in the alpine on Thunder Mountain. (Courtesy Photo / Deborah Rudis)

A Sitka spruce reflection pond is framed by skunk cabbage in Auke Nu Meadow on Aug. 25. (Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll)

A Sitka spruce reflection pond is framed by skunk cabbage in Auke Nu Meadow on Aug. 25. (Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll)

Seagulls sit on trees floating due to the high tides in Berners Bay on Monday, Aug. 23. (Courtesy Photo / Tom Rutecki)

Seagulls sit on trees floating due to the high tides in Berners Bay on Monday, Aug. 23. (Courtesy Photo / Tom Rutecki)

This photo shows a large sunflower seen in Fairbanks on Aug. 11. (Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll)

This photo shows a large sunflower seen in Fairbanks on Aug. 11. (Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll)

A busy bee visits a large sunflower in Fairbanks on Aug. 11. (Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll)

A busy bee visits a large sunflower in Fairbanks on Aug. 11. (Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll)

A porcupine hangs out at the Shrine of St. Therese on Aug. 16. (Courtesy Photo / Carolyn Kelley)

A porcupine hangs out at the Shrine of St. Therese on Aug. 16. (Courtesy Photo / Carolyn Kelley)

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