Stellar’s Jays kissing in a tree May 3 in the North Tee Harbor area. (Courtesy Photo / Glenn Ramsey)

Stellar’s Jays kissing in a tree May 3 in the North Tee Harbor area. (Courtesy Photo / Glenn Ramsey)

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  • Monday, June 12, 2023 8:30am
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Arctic Tern (Sterna paradisaea) with glacial ice on shore of Mendenhall Lake on June 7. (Courtesy Photo / Kenneth Gill, gillfoto)

Arctic Tern (Sterna paradisaea) with glacial ice on shore of Mendenhall Lake on June 7. (Courtesy Photo / Kenneth Gill, gillfoto)

Glacial ice on the rocks at Mendenhall Lake on June 7. (Courtesy Photo / Kenneth Gill, gillfoto)

Glacial ice on the rocks at Mendenhall Lake on June 7. (Courtesy Photo / Kenneth Gill, gillfoto)

Thick clouds wash the skies above a trail at the Auke Recreation Area on June 9. (Courtesy Photo / Felina Villarreal)

Thick clouds wash the skies above a trail at the Auke Recreation Area on June 9. (Courtesy Photo / Felina Villarreal)

Keanu, a Siberian Husky/Alaskan Malamute mix, inspects greenery at the Auke Recreation Area on June 9. (Courtesy Photo / Felina Villarreal)

Keanu, a Siberian Husky/Alaskan Malamute mix, inspects greenery at the Auke Recreation Area on June 9. (Courtesy Photo / Felina Villarreal)

Wild perennial lupine at the Auke Recreation Area on June 9. (Courtesy Photo / Felina Villarreal)

Wild perennial lupine at the Auke Recreation Area on June 9. (Courtesy Photo / Felina Villarreal)

Wild perennial lupine near an inlet in the Auke Recreation Area on June 9. (Courtesy Photo / Felina Villarreal)

Wild perennial lupine near an inlet in the Auke Recreation Area on June 9. (Courtesy Photo / Felina Villarreal)

A moth on a wildflower along the Point Bridget Trail on June 10. (Courtesy Photo / Deana Barajas)

A moth on a wildflower along the Point Bridget Trail on June 10. (Courtesy Photo / Deana Barajas)

Wildflowers near the Point Bridget Trail on June 10. (Courtesy Photo / Deana Barajas)

Wildflowers near the Point Bridget Trail on June 10. (Courtesy Photo / Deana Barajas)

A meadow along the Point Bridget Trail on June 10. (Courtesy Photo / Deana Barajas)

A meadow along the Point Bridget Trail on June 10. (Courtesy Photo / Deana Barajas)

Wildflowers seen from the Point Bridget Trail on June 10. (Courtesy Photo / Deana Barajas)

Wildflowers seen from the Point Bridget Trail on June 10. (Courtesy Photo / Deana Barajas)

Banana slug on the Point Bridget Trail on June 10. (Courtesy Photo / Deana Barajas)

Banana slug on the Point Bridget Trail on June 10. (Courtesy Photo / Deana Barajas)

A marsh along the Point Bridget Trail on June 10. (Courtesy Photo / Deana Barajas)

A marsh along the Point Bridget Trail on June 10. (Courtesy Photo / Deana Barajas)

False azalea on the Point Bridget Trail on June 10. (Courtesy Photo / Deana Barajas)

False azalea on the Point Bridget Trail on June 10. (Courtesy Photo / Deana Barajas)

Buck bean on the Point Bridget Trail on June 10. (Courtesy Photo / Deana Barajas)

Buck bean on the Point Bridget Trail on June 10. (Courtesy Photo / Deana Barajas)

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