Mary Willson

Tracking animal footprints in the snow

Few critters are making themselves visible.

Something to mink about

These weasel family members are all over Alaska.

Eagle eyes

How does visual acuity work?

The Kaxdegoowu Heen Dei (Brotherhood Bridge) Trail is close to being eroded away by the Mendenhall River on Monday, Nov. 26, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
The Kaxdegoowu Heen Dei (Brotherhood Bridge) Trail is close to being eroded away by the Mendenhall River on Monday, Nov. 26, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

From my window

There hasn’t been a lot of observable biological activity on recent walks.

On the Trails: Fungi and wildlife

Taking a bite of mushroom or truffle is quick and easy.

High-bush cranberries on Douglas Island on Thursday, Sept. 20, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

On the Trails: Berries and cherries

It is advantageous for plants to disperse their seeds away from the parent plant. If all the seeds just fell under the parent, the high… Continue reading

High-bush cranberries on Douglas Island on Thursday, Sept. 20, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)