Alaska Outdoors

Alaska’s changes are many, and so fast

Thermometers across the state are hitting record highs.

 

Why I love September

It’s nice to get our city back, so to speak.

 

The hapless bee comes to a lupine inflorescence where the spider was waiting. (Bob Armstrong | For the Juneau Empire)
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Crab spiders are voracious little predator

Here’s where to find them in Juneau.

The hapless bee comes to a lupine inflorescence where the spider was waiting. (Bob Armstrong | For the Juneau Empire)
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Space physics expert Peter Delamere at the start of the new UAF Planet Walk in Fairbanks. (Ned Rozell | For the Juneau Empire)

Planet walk puts things in perspective

I am hiking the length of a new planet-walk display.

Space physics expert Peter Delamere at the start of the new UAF Planet Walk in Fairbanks. (Ned Rozell | For the Juneau Empire)

Thermometers at work everywhere in Alaska

Let’s talk temperatures.

Stuck in the chuck

Adventures in a salt chuck.

Wasp, yellowjacket, hornet: Do you know the difference?

We tend to be quite casual in how we apply common names.

A felwort starts to flower in late summer. (Courtesy photo | David Bergeson)

End of summer signs are clear

The signs of an approaching fall in Juneau.

A felwort starts to flower in late summer. (Courtesy photo | David Bergeson)
An official derby boat, which was the last boat of the day, pulls away from the dock at Mike Pusich Harbor in Douglas on Sunday, Aug. 25, 2019. (Peter Segall | Juneau Empire)
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Empire Live: 73rd Golden North Salmon derby ends, 24-pounder remains in lead

Live updates from the 73rd annual Golden North Salmon Derby.

An official derby boat, which was the last boat of the day, pulls away from the dock at Mike Pusich Harbor in Douglas on Sunday, Aug. 25, 2019. (Peter Segall | Juneau Empire)
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Warm waters across Alaska cause salmon die-offs

From the Koyukuk River, to the Kuskokwim, to Norton Sound, to Bristol Bay’s Igushik River, unusually warm temperatures across Alaska this summer led to die-offs… Continue reading

Mummy squirrel tells of a different Alaska

A clue into Alaska’s ancient past.

The fun in hunting is misery

‘If we don’t grow, we are destined for mediocracy.’

Derby officials prepare for re-do

The Golden North Salmon Derby is ready for take two.

Hawk moths in Southeast Alaska

There are well over 1,400 species of hawk moth in the world.

When biologists stocked Alaska with wolves

Alaska’s wolf-stocking experiment.

Derby open to kings again

Event starts on Friday.