Jensen-Olson Arboretum

Flowers bloom at the Jensen-Olson Arboretum in July 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Arboretum reopens after bear-forced closure

The Jensen-Olson Arboretum resumes normal business hours today after repeated visits from a hungry bear kept it closed for about a month, according to a… Continue reading


An insect has three body parts, something kids learned with a dance at Bug Day at the Jensen-Olson Arboretum on Saturday, Aug. 11, 2018. (Kevin Gullufsen | Juneau Empire)

Ecosystem ‘glue:’ Kids learn insect ins and outs at Bug Day

They’re creepy. They’re crawly. And in Alaska, they’re the bane of any fishing expedition. But bugs — even mosquitos — are also a vital part… Continue reading