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Alaska Science Forum: Aurora expert helped expand Alaska tourism
When Syun-Ichi Akasofu walks by in the building on the University of Alaska Fairbanks campus that bears his name, I want to catch up and… Continue reading
Slush Cup returns to Eaglecrest
The ski area waves goodbye to the 2022-2023 winter season.
Alaska Science Forum: Biking 1,000 miles of Iditarod trail
During a human-powered journey of that length, things will not go as planned.
The Salmon State: Crossing Kootznoowoo — and exploring potential career paths
The 30-mile Cross-Admiralty Canoe Route could be seen as a straightforward trip: start in Angoon (Aangóon, or “isthmus town”), where Tlingit people have lived since… Continue reading
On the Trails: Roots, shoots, tumors and bone spurs
Raven roosts shrouded in mystery
As the sun set and the sky dimmed, the birds kept coming.
On the Trails: Spring comes slowly
As I await more and bigger signs of spring, there have been good things to see along the trails.
On the Trails: Social bees and social learning
Dancing, dialects and more.
Alaska Science Forum: Dozens descend upon Alaska to measure snow
“We would like to be able to map the water-equivalent (in snow) globally.”
I Went to the Woods: Booking a bargain
The cheapest hotel in the line was on the end next to a bus stop with an advertisement proclaiming that syphilis was making a comeback… Continue reading
On the Trails: Blood-eaters of the animal kingdom
Eating liquid blood is a moderately popular way of life in the animal kingdom.
Alaska Science Forum: Stranger in a rich land of winter life
Things an Alaskan notices while standing on a road in Costa Rica…
On the Trails: Weather and wildlife in early March
As we approach the vernal equinox, day-length is rapidly increasing and organisms are noticing.
Don’t snooze on the luge: Juneau resident hopes to share his love of luging with the community
It’s a luge deal.
I Went to the Woods: Keys behind story time
A good visual product is about good storytelling
On the Trails: Variable sightings and weather in winter
Winter is an odd time of year here.
Alaska Science Forum: Birds in Alaska, 70 million years ago
They’re no spring chickens.
On the Trails: Breaking out the snowshoes
Surprise! A starlit night, a nice day, lower temperatures, and then some lovely snow.
Wild Shots: Photos of Mother Nature in Alaska
Superb reader-submitted photos of wildlife, scenery and/or plant life.