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On the Trails: A mallard family, juncos, and tadpoles
One evening in late May, long after most female mallards had gone off to incubate their eggs, a group of three male mallards cruised around… Continue reading
Reader-submitted photos of Mother Nature in Southeast Alaska.
Alaska Science Forum: Polar bears of the past survived warmth
In a recent paper, scientists wrote that a small population of polar bears living off Greenland and Arctic Canada increased by 1.6 times when they… Continue reading
On the Trails: Springtime fun and signs of new life
When spring finally came, it came in a rush. Cottonwood and alder leaves fairly leaped from the buds and grew rapidly toward full size. I… Continue reading
Alaska Science Forum: Feltleaf willows — Alaska’s most abundant tree
Imagine being a moose in late May…
I Went to the Woods: Into the maze
“Into the Wild” and “The Grizzly Maze” are complex reads. To reduce Chris McCandless and Timothy Treadwell to naïve, unprepared fools who are led to… Continue reading
On the Trails: Orcas, sand lance, and a junco
The highlight of our Berners Bay cruise…
Alaska Science Forum: When river breakup came to Eagle
the Yukon River’s solid sheets were breaking into smaller pieces.
On the Trails: Spring has sprung
Early avian harbingers have been joined by lots of other species…
Alaska Science Forum: Why is a moose’s nose so big?
The more you nose.
I Went to the Woods: A solid skunking
But learning never stops and often happens best when reflecting upon failure.
On the Trails: Rough-skinned newts
Alaska Science Forum: Long after run to glory, Balto lives on
Balto gives scientists insight into what makes Alaska sled dogs and other working breeds unique.
On the Trails: Setting the seasonal clocks
Our spring is slow in coming.
Alaska Science Forum: Bear tracks on snow a sign of the season
Melt season is a sad time for people who enjoy the magic of snow crystals bonding so well to one another, resulting in a web… Continue reading
12th Annual Yakutat Tern Festival is not just for the birds
Southeast Alaska Birding Trail & Guide offers regenerative ways to see state, boost rural economies.
I Went to the Woods: One good fish
Often it’s the thinking that supplies the proper amount of weight and gratitude.
On the Trails: Inheritance of genetic and acquired traits
Fun with phenotype phenomenon.