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A friend and I just camped out at the Arctic Circle, about 200 miles north of where we live in Fairbanks. A dashed line on… Continue reading
Hunting on the Blackerby Ridge area closed Wednesday after one male goat was harvested. Local mountain goat populations are increasing, but still haven’t climbed back… Continue reading
The monthly speaker series Wildlife Wednesdays starts today with a discussion of the role of Alaska State Wildlife Troopers in enforcing wildlife management law. Wildlife… Continue reading
Perseverance Trail and part of Basin Road will be closed for excavation work starting today and lasting through Oct. 9.
Pay closer attention to the tiny things.
In September, the natural world slows down.
The coho return to Juneau has been outstanding this year.
Anyone who has run the same program for years and refuses to buy new gear should not be trusted. Anyone who does not at least… Continue reading
Our boots rustled noisily through the tall sedges and sweetgale shrubs as we wended our way into the wetland. When we stopped to listen, we… Continue reading
First off, let me briefly mention my two current GoFundMe campaigns. The first is the cloning and reintroduction of short-faced bears, dire wolves and steppe… Continue reading
I never thought I’d have a tray of walrus ovaries on my desk. Earlier this summer, I planned an interview to learn about a student… Continue reading
North American beavers were very nearly exterminated from the entire continent by European trappers and settlers.
This Saturday, people around the world are hitting the beach in the name of taking care of the environment. International Coastal Cleanup Day is Saturday,… Continue reading
I am usually hiking or climbing. This time I wanted to get on the water.
A trip to Cowee Meadows usually provides a curious naturalist with something to contemplate. It’s also a good idea to keep an eye out for… Continue reading
A Douglas Island trail has been getting a makeover, and people can get an update on the progress this Tuesday.
One sunny day, I sat in a small meadow in the Kowee Creek drainage, just taking in the peacefulness and a snack. Some small, red-eyed… Continue reading
Back in the Midwest, in the summers I listened to cicadas calling and crickets chirping — sounds that don’t happen here in Southeast Alaska. We… Continue reading
As I was leaning against a tree wondering how squirrel tastes since no deer were stepping in front of me, I wondered if I really… Continue reading
‘Twas the last day of July, and the big meadow at Eagle Beach State Rec Area was decorated with white flowers. Tall, flat-topped inflorescences of… Continue reading