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Ancient weir sheds new light on Alaska Native history
Stone fish trap dates to at least 11,100 years ago, according to scientists.
Alaska Science Forum: Where do Alaska bats spend the winter?
I think bats do hibernate in interior Alaska…”
On the Trails: All about beavers
Leave it to ‘em.
Alaska Science Forum: Chasing the sun from New York to Alaska
Around the country in a day.
Alaska Science Forum: If a lake drains in northern Alaska…
Rarely do people get to see it.
On the Trails: Sights and sounds from the trails in late summer
Winged wonders abound.
Alaska Science Forum: Secrets of an ancient horse of the Yukon
The Yukon is a great place to find the preserved remains of ancient creatures.
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.”
Alaska Science Forum: A field guide to old coffee cans
Can you dig it?
On the Trails: Fun in Gustavus
A walk near a shallow lake was the highlight.
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
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
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
Watching red-winged blackbirds
Their favorite foods include dragonflies and damselflies.
Rugged science on the Southeast coast
The first creek we crossed on this trip filled my Xtratufs with clear water.
On the Trails: Blooms, birds and bears in June
Notes from June.