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The SalmonState: Bringing the sockeye home
Klawock Indigenous Stewards and partners are working to a once prolific sockeye salmon run.
On the Trails: The colorful world of birds
Colors are produced by cell structure, which can scatter light rays, making iridescence, and by pigments, which absorb or reflect particular wavelength of light. Pigments… Continue reading
On the Trails: Bricolage — this and that, bits and pieces
There were good minus tides in May and June, and I went out with some friends to take a look at the intertidal zone in… Continue reading
Alaska Science Forum: High-country Eden for sockeye salmon
“It’s the largest sockeye hatchery in the world. Two-hundred and sixty miles from the ocean.”
On the Trails: Considering variation in flower colors
There’s way more than blue genes.
Alaska Science Forum: A field guide to old coffee cans
Can you dig it?
I Went to the Woods: Adjusting the itinerary
It’s not that anglers want things to be difficult, we just enjoy the payoff of time and experience…
On the Trails: Fun in Gustavus
A walk near a shallow lake was the highlight.
Chatting and bushwhacking: Naturalists share their knowledge of the Montana Creek conservation property on a weekend hike
And mosquito smackin’
Annual Steep Creek closure goes into effect
As of Friday, the non-elevated portions of the Steep Creek Trail are closed, the U.S. Forest Service announced. The annual closure of parts of the… Continue reading
Alaska Science Forum: 110 years since the largest Alaska eruption
“Stretching as far as the eye could reach … were hundreds — no, thousands — of little volcanoes.”
On the Trails: Buttercups and their relatives
“Buttercups”—the name conjures up an image of lots of bright yellow flowers, which we enjoyed recently in Cowee Meadows and which brighten the roadsides. But,… Continue reading
Hike for a Pint is back for more adventures
It’s good for what ales you.
A half century in a difficult, dynamic place
Tasting 13,000-year-old volcanic ash.
Some assembly required: Shipping process for new Eaglecrest gondola is underway
Once they’re crated up, they’ve got a sea voyage of more than 10,000 miles ahead.
On the Trails: Oystercatchers, pinesap and spittlebugs
At the mouth of Cowee Creek, sometime in mid-June, we’d found a vigilant pair of black oystercatchers, presumably with a nest nearby. A couple of… Continue reading
I Went to the Woods: King size problem
We didn’t find the fish. We found a fish. A fish that was too small.
Bat found in Douglas tests positive for rabies
No report of rabies exposure to people, according to Department of Fish and Game.
On the Trails: Having bird fun in mid-June
“As June progressed, there was an assortment of interesting observations in my yard.”
Alaska Science Forum: Bonsai trees tell of winters long past
By Ned Rozell A GREEN PLATEAU NORTH OF LITUYA BAY — “These are museum-class bonsais,” Ben Gaglioti says as we walk through an elfin forest.… Continue reading