animals

Living & Growing: The Derech of the Donkey

Lessons I’ve learned from my two new donkeys

 

Raylynn Lawless, who keeps bees with her husband, Cody Barril, gestures toward the hive in her Mendenhall Valley backyard. (Ben Hohenstatt | Juneau Empire)

Beekeeping in Southeast Alaska ain’t easy

Specially adapted bees and overwintering procedures help mitigate the cold.

 

Dig this: Art and science collide in new Ray Troll exhibition

Ketchikan artist has been drawing dinos with crayons for 61 years.

Executive Director Samantha Blankenship gets a kiss from Willie, a Dachshund puppy, at the Gastineau Humane Society on Friday, Dec. 28, 2018. The society is starting the new year with a name change to Juneau Animal Rescue. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Executive Director Samantha Blankenship gets a kiss from Willie, a Dachshund puppy, at the Gastineau Humane Society on Friday, Dec. 28, 2018. The society is starting the new year with a name change to Juneau Animal Rescue. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
A Pacific walrus takes a nap on some ice in the Chukchi Sea. (Courtesy Photo | Casey Clark via the University of Alaska Fairbanks)

Tooth collections offer clues about walrus reproduction

I never thought I’d have a tray of walrus ovaries on my desk. Earlier this summer, I planned an interview to learn about a student… Continue reading

A Pacific walrus takes a nap on some ice in the Chukchi Sea. (Courtesy Photo | Casey Clark via the University of Alaska Fairbanks)

Beavers do good work!

North American beavers were very nearly exterminated from the entire continent by European trappers and settlers.