Alaska Outdoors

Birds, shrews transform in hibernation

Winter dormancy isn’t only for the bears.

Test pressure canning gauges Friday

It’s a free service.

Invasion of redpolls sends seeds flying

Redpolls are seen in two varieties in Alaska.

Alan Thomas Soltys-Gray fishes for salmon. (Courtesy Photo | Tony Soltys)
Alan Thomas Soltys-Gray fishes for salmon. (Courtesy Photo | Tony Soltys)

The year without summer

A volcanic eruption in 1783 cooled off Alaska.

Juliea Gregory and Shgen George greet returning chum salmon in the clear water that gives Kaxdigoowu Héen its Tlingit name. (Courtesy Photo | Richard Carstensen)
Juliea Gregory and Shgen George greet returning chum salmon in the clear water that gives Kaxdigoowu Héen its Tlingit name. (Courtesy Photo | Richard Carstensen)

Solving the salmon problem

International Year of the Salmon brings people together for common goal.

This is how the animal kingdom reproduces

Live-bearing, egg-laying and everything in between.

A rehabilitated Pacific harbor seal looks back at people during its release at the Auke Recreation Beach on August 27, 2014. After toxic levels of mercury were found in an Admiralty Island harbor seal in 2015, conservationists and subsistence hunters are still wondering if a Juneau-based mine is to blame. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)

Sealing the spotlight: Wildlife Wednesday to focus on harbor seals

The first Wildlife Wednesday of 2019 will focus on harbor seals. At 7 p.m. tonight, in University of Alaska Southeast’s Egan Lecture Hall, 11066 Auke… Continue reading

A rehabilitated Pacific harbor seal looks back at people during its release at the Auke Recreation Beach on August 27, 2014. After toxic levels of mercury were found in an Admiralty Island harbor seal in 2015, conservationists and subsistence hunters are still wondering if a Juneau-based mine is to blame. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)

A hunter’s guide to making the most out of life

I am living two lives and life is going twice as fast.