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Accumulated Fragments: Douglas Island's deep and sometimes dark history

...I asked myself who it could have been named for. The first thing that came to mind was David Douglas, the famous Scottish botanist (1799-1834) that the Douglas Fir was named after. That turned out to be wrong.I knew that Richard Harris had mentioned...
Neighbors | 100 Anniversary
Buried tree could reveal seismic secrets

...Volcano, just west of the Southeast city.So a group of scientists and friends headed out for a look. University of Alaska botanist Kitty LaBounty says it was a scramble."They led us through this pile of logs, back up into a creek area where the bank...
On the Trails: Plants that aren't green

...cone. This interesting Beringian plant goes by the reverberating scientific name of Boschniakia rossica, named for a Russian botanist Boschniak and presumably someone named Ross. Such names reflect nothing about the plant itself, obviously, and only show...
On the Trails: An ordinary walk at Crow Point sure of its general identity. Even better, we could later track down its probable species. It is reported by a local botanist to be common around here, even though our favorite plant field guide doesn't show that it lives here.A rather ordinary...
Oldest park ranger in US, 93, considers future

...wilderness along the Canadian border.For 20 years, he has been the ambassador, manager, accountant, anthropologist, botanist, historian, traffic cop, landscaper, handyman and rules enforcer of Kintla Lake. He still hauls gravel, mends fences...
Orchids in Southeast Alaska

...woods.Goodyera. The genus bears the name of a 17th century botanist. The common name is entirely ridiculous; it is called pollinator visits them. Piperia. Named for an American botanist, two species occur here; they are widespread, but rare...
Coming soon: Books by Stephen King, Thomas Pynchon, Ann Patchett and more

...woman who wants to work with them. Now Gilbert returns with a new novel, set in the 18th and 19th centuries about a female botanist who falls in love with a painter of orchids. The action ranges from North and South America to the South Pacific and Europe...
On the Trails: Gold Ridge in seasonal transition

...even noticed it before, although at this site there was quite a bit of it.I took a small specimen of the mystery plant to a botanist, we consulted various plant books, and the mystery was resolved. The plant is alpine bearberry, a species apparently not...
Accumulated fragments: The patron saint of American wilderness

...he found the principal forest trees were hemlock, spruce, and Nootka cypress (Yellow Cedar), with a few pines. As a botanist, he was in heaven.Later he was invited by the Wrangell chiefs and head men of the Stikine tribe for a dinner and entertainment...
Neighbors | 100 Anniversary
Picking a peck of pumpkins

Brenda Krauss, a botanist and master gardener, proudly picked pumpkins from her garden with her 6-year-old son, Teddy, downtown on Wednesday. Sound...


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