Sun lights up a foggy morning in the Tongass National Forest. (Courtesy Photo / Amanda Ristau, Untamed Majesty Photography)

Sun lights up a foggy morning in the Tongass National Forest. (Courtesy Photo / Amanda Ristau, Untamed Majesty Photography)

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The Anchorage mud flats seen on the airport approach. (Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll)

The Anchorage mud flats seen on the airport approach. (Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll)

The boat that launched a thousand gulls. (Courtesy Photo / Kenneth Gill, gillfoto)

The boat that launched a thousand gulls. (Courtesy Photo / Kenneth Gill, gillfoto)

A shamrock orbweaver scuttles along Boy Scout Beach in early September. (Courtesy Photo / Sally Schlichting)

A shamrock orbweaver scuttles along Boy Scout Beach in early September. (Courtesy Photo / Sally Schlichting)

“This cute little porcupine was on the side of the Salmon Creek Dam road/Trail,” writes Jill Melcher.”Taken on Aug 17, 2022. It makes me smile every time I see it.” (Courtesy Photo / Jill Melcher)

“This cute little porcupine was on the side of the Salmon Creek Dam road/Trail,” writes Jill Melcher.”Taken on Aug 17, 2022. It makes me smile every time I see it.” (Courtesy Photo / Jill Melcher)

Resembling a starburst is a bromeliad flower in full bloom near Mile 2. (Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll)

Resembling a starburst is a bromeliad flower in full bloom near Mile 2. (Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll)

Melting permafrost at Creamer’s Field in Fairbanks cause the meadow to sink and the birch trees to die.(Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll)

Melting permafrost at Creamer’s Field in Fairbanks cause the meadow to sink and the birch trees to die.(Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll)

This winter wren a local year round here by the forest. (Courtesy Photo / Kenneth Gill, gillfoto)

This winter wren a local year round here by the forest. (Courtesy Photo / Kenneth Gill, gillfoto)

From West Ridge at Eaglecrest, Admiralty Cove is spotted across Stephen’s Passage. (Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll)

From West Ridge at Eaglecrest, Admiralty Cove is spotted across Stephen’s Passage. (Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll)

Ebner Falls creates a rainbow as Gold Creek cascades down to rocks below. (Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll)

Ebner Falls creates a rainbow as Gold Creek cascades down to rocks below. (Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll)

A glowing sunset brightens the western sky on Aug. 22. (Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll)

A glowing sunset brightens the western sky on Aug. 22. (Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll)

This photo was taken along the Treadwell Historic Mine Trail. (Courtesy Photo / Deana Barajas)
This photo was taken along the Treadwell Historic Mine Trail. (Courtesy Photo / Deana Barajas)

This photo was taken along the Treadwell Historic Mine Trail. (Courtesy Photo / Deana Barajas) This photo was taken along the Treadwell Historic Mine Trail. (Courtesy Photo / Deana Barajas)

A “sooty” fox sparrow on the edge of the forest. (Courtesy Photo / Kenneth Gill, gillfoto)

A “sooty” fox sparrow on the edge of the forest. (Courtesy Photo / Kenneth Gill, gillfoto)

This photo shows orange berries growing on a tree in Juneau. (Courtesy Photo / Gary Miller)

This photo shows orange berries growing on a tree in Juneau. (Courtesy Photo / Gary Miller)

This photo shows a view along the Treadwell Historic Mine Trail. (Courtesy Photo / Deana Barajas)
This photo shows a view along the Treadwell Historic Mine Trail. (Courtesy Photo / Deana Barajas)

This photo shows a view along the Treadwell Historic Mine Trail. (Courtesy Photo / Deana Barajas) This photo shows a view along the Treadwell Historic Mine Trail. (Courtesy Photo / Deana Barajas)

The sun rises over the Mendenhall Campground on Aug. 22, 2022. (Courtesy Photo / Martin Ian)

The sun rises over the Mendenhall Campground on Aug. 22, 2022. (Courtesy Photo / Martin Ian)

This photo was taken on a recent sunny day along the Airport Dike Trail. (Courtesy Photo / Deana Barajas)

This photo was taken on a recent sunny day along the Airport Dike Trail. (Courtesy Photo / Deana Barajas)

Bald eagles subduing chum salmon with gulls in attendance. (Courtesy Photo / Kenneth Gill, gillfoto)

Bald eagles subduing chum salmon with gulls in attendance. (Courtesy Photo / Kenneth Gill, gillfoto)

After the storm. Seen on the wetlands on Aug. 25, 2022. (Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll)

After the storm. Seen on the wetlands on Aug. 25, 2022. (Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll)

A Townsend’s warbler perches on a salmonberry bush. (Courtesy Photo / Kenneth Gill, gillfoto)

A Townsend’s warbler perches on a salmonberry bush. (Courtesy Photo / Kenneth Gill, gillfoto)

This photo shows Angelica flower head. (Courtesy Photo / Deborah Rudis)

This photo shows Angelica flower head. (Courtesy Photo / Deborah Rudis)

Blue sky, clouds and mountains are reflected in the Salmon Creek Reservoir on Aug. 20, 2022. (Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll)

Blue sky, clouds and mountains are reflected in the Salmon Creek Reservoir on Aug. 20, 2022. (Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll)

Asiatic lilies spotted in the downtown highlands on Aug. 21, 2022. (Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll)

Asiatic lilies spotted in the downtown highlands on Aug. 21, 2022. (Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll)

A banana slug with a single exposed lung is seen in North Bridget Cove. (Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll)

A banana slug with a single exposed lung is seen in North Bridget Cove. (Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll)

This photo was taken on Aug. 13 on the Windfall Lake Trail. (Courtesy Photo / Deana Barajas)

A banana slug with a single exposed lung is seen in North Bridget Cove. (Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll)

Bear bread grows on a tree on the Camping Cove Trail. (Courtesy Photo / Sandy Williams)

Bear bread grows on a tree on the Camping Cove Trail. (Courtesy Photo / Sandy Williams)

Dahlias seen in a Glacier Avenue garden. (Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll)

Dahlias seen in a Glacier Avenue garden. (Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll)

Shiny high bush cranberries on North Tee Harbor Trail. (Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll)

Shiny high bush cranberries on North Tee Harbor Trail. (Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll)

This photo was taken along the Salmon Creek Dam Trail. (Courtesy Photo / Deana Barajas)

This photo was taken along the Salmon Creek Dam Trail. (Courtesy Photo / Deana Barajas)

This Aug. 8 photo shows orcas spyhopping near Auke Bay. (Courtesy Photo / Christopher Grau)

This Aug. 8 photo shows orcas spyhopping near Auke Bay. (Courtesy Photo / Christopher Grau)

A young robin feasting on crop of berries out the road, Juneau. (Courtesy Photo / Kenneth Gill, gillfoto)

A young robin feasting on crop of berries out the road, Juneau. (Courtesy Photo / Kenneth Gill, gillfoto)

Delicious ripe blueberries wait to be picked along the Dan Moller trail on Aug. 10. (Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll)

Delicious ripe blueberries wait to be picked along the Dan Moller trail on Aug. 10. (Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll)

” It was a great day for a walk and a nibble on some greens for this cute little porcupine,” writes Deana Barajas of this Aug. 9 photo. (Courtesy Photo / Deana Barajas)

” It was a great day for a walk and a nibble on some greens for this cute little porcupine,” writes Deana Barajas of this Aug. 9 photo. (Courtesy Photo / Deana Barajas)

This Aug. 8 photo shows orcas spyhopping near Auke Bay. (Courtesy Photo / Christopher Grau)

This Aug. 8 photo shows orcas spyhopping near Auke Bay. (Courtesy Photo / Christopher Grau)

Wild geraniums abound on Mount Roberts on Aug. 11. (Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll)

Wild geraniums abound on Mount Roberts on Aug. 11. (Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll)

Monkshood grows in abundance along many Juneau trails. (Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll)

Monkshood grows in abundance along many Juneau trails. (Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll)

A wet moth rests on a fern. (Courtesy Photo / Deana Barajas)

A wet moth rests on a fern. (Courtesy Photo / Deana Barajas)

Devils Club (Oplopanax horridus), the berries are a treat for Black Bears in Southeast Alaska. (Courtesy Photo / Kenneth Gill, gillfoto)

Devils Club (Oplopanax horridus), the berries are a treat for Black Bears in Southeast Alaska. (Courtesy Photo / Kenneth Gill, gillfoto)

Sockeye salmon spawn in Steep Creek near the Mendenhall Glacier. (Courtesy Photo / Kenneth Gill, gillfoto)

Sockeye salmon spawn in Steep Creek near the Mendenhall Glacier. (Courtesy Photo / Kenneth Gill, gillfoto)

This “eye” was chewed into a tree by a porcupine last year. (Courtesy Photo / Deana Barajas)

This “eye” was chewed into a tree by a porcupine last year. (Courtesy Photo / Deana Barajas)

A porcupine grasps leaves in a tree near Steep Creek. (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire)

A porcupine grasps leaves in a tree near Steep Creek. (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire)

This photo was taken along the Kayaker’s Beach Trail in late July. (Courtesy Photo / Deana Barajas)

This photo was taken along the Kayaker’s Beach Trail in late July. (Courtesy Photo / Deana Barajas)

Mist hangs around Eagle Beach on July 24. (Courtesy Photo / Susan Johnson)

Mist hangs around Eagle Beach on July 24. (Courtesy Photo / Susan Johnson)

This photo shows fragrant Sitka valerian at Eaglecrest. (Courtesy Photo / Deborah Rudis)

This photo shows fragrant Sitka valerian at Eaglecrest. (Courtesy Photo / Deborah Rudis)

A Lena Loop home receives an afternoon visitor. (Courtesy Photo / Roger Walling)

A Lena Loop home receives an afternoon visitor. (Courtesy Photo / Roger Walling)

This July 23 photo shows stink currants growing along the Camping Cove Trail. (Courtesy Photo / Deana Barajas)

This July 23 photo shows stink currants growing along the Camping Cove Trail. (Courtesy Photo / Deana Barajas)

Eaglecrest ridge snowy and under foggy skies as seen in early July. (Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll)

Eaglecrest ridge snowy and under foggy skies as seen in early July. (Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll)

This mid-July photo shows a rainbow over the Gastineau Channel. (Courtesy Photo / Dave Hill)

Eaglecrest ridge snowy and under foggy skies as seen in early July. (Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll)

Fish Packer MV Crane heads up Stephens Passage to Auke Bay. (Courtesy Photo / Kenneth Gill, gillfoto)

Fish Packer MV Crane heads up Stephens Passage to Auke Bay. (Courtesy Photo / Kenneth Gill, gillfoto)

This photo was taken July 16 along Fish Creek Trail. (Courtesy Photo / Deana Barajas)

This photo was taken July 16 along Fish Creek Trail. (Courtesy Photo / Deana Barajas)

Wild irises grow near Skagway in this July 14 photo. (Courtesy Photo / William Harrold)

Wild irises grow near Skagway in this July 14 photo. (Courtesy Photo / William Harrold)

This photo was taken on the Dalton Highway south of Deadhorse on July 10. (Courtesy Photo / William Harrold)

This photo was taken on the Dalton Highway south of Deadhorse on July 10. (Courtesy Photo / William Harrold)

This photo shows Sitka Harbor on July 19. (Courtesy Photo / William Harrold)

This photo shows Sitka Harbor on July 19. (Courtesy Photo / William Harrold)

This photo was taken July 21 along Blueberry Trail. (Courtesy Photo / Deana Barajas)

This photo was taken July 21 along Blueberry Trail. (Courtesy Photo / Deana Barajas)

This photo shows the Treadwell Mine Pump House. (Courtesy Photo / Kenneth Gill, gillfoto)

This photo shows the Treadwell Mine Pump House. (Courtesy Photo / Kenneth Gill, gillfoto)

Fair weather cumulus clouds float over the Alaska landscape seen on July 8. (Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll)

Fair weather cumulus clouds float over the Alaska landscape seen on July 8. (Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll)

Misty rainforest in Juneau this week. (Courtesy Photo / Kenneth Gill, gillfoto)

Misty rainforest in Juneau this week. (Courtesy Photo / Kenneth Gill, gillfoto)

Snowy patches of Alaska cotton dominate the lower meadow at Eaglecrest on July 6. (Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll)

Snowy patches of Alaska cotton dominate the lower meadow at Eaglecrest on July 6. (Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll)

Partial melting of a mountainside pond seen on Eaglecrest Ridge on July 6. (Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll)

Partial melting of a mountainside pond seen on Eaglecrest Ridge on July 6. (Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll)

“Sweet violets, sweeter than all of the roses…” seen on Black Bear Road on July 6. (Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll)

“Sweet violets, sweeter than all of the roses…” seen on Black Bear Road on July 6. (Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll)

This photo was taken on July 9 near Tolch Rock. (Courtesy Photo / Deana Barajas)

This photo was taken on July 9 near Tolch Rock. (Courtesy Photo / Deana Barajas)

This photo was taken on July 9 near Tolch Rock. (Courtesy Photo / Deana Barajas)

This photo was taken on July 9 near Tolch Rock. (Courtesy Photo / Deana Barajas)

A juvenile bald eagle perches on a boat in Don D. Statter Harbor. (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire)

A juvenile bald eagle perches on a boat in Don D. Statter Harbor. (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire)

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