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On the Trails: Peterson Lake Trail

...think of digitalis, for instance), monkshood has also been used medicinally, in small, careful doses. It is a food plant for the caterpillars of several species of moth, which clearly have evolved physiological means of dealing with the...
How do your heirloom tomatoes grow?

...the fish waste in a nutrient-rich solution that's high in nitrogen, one of the three essential elements in plant food. Plants thrive on that broken down waste, use it as nutrients and end up cleaning water for the fish.In other words, plants...
On the Trails: The ecology of fear

...aspens and cottonwoods recovered, which helped stabilize stream banks and improve fish habitat. When their major food plants (just mentioned) recovered, beavers moved back in, creating ponds that support fish, amphibians and lots of insects...
Juneau Empire Story Archive

...a proposed water-bottling plant in Sitka couldn't be happier. Ditto for entrepreneurs wanting to build a fish-food plant and a chocolate factory at Alaska Pulp Co.'s old mill site, five miles east of the Baranof Island town. The state...
Juneau Empire Story Archive sizes and interspersed openings. This allows sunlight to reach the forest floor to stimulate the growth of food plants for deer. The large branches of older trees intercept and hold snowfall in winter, allowing deer access to food when...
On the Trails: Wooly bears and moths

...predators that the caterpillar or adult moth deems distasteful or poisonous. When a caterpillar chews the leaves of its food plant, it sequesters defensive chemicals from the plant that render it unpalatable, and predators learn to avoid the warning...
Being sign aware

...and habitat preferences. "It'll give you a good hint about the habits of the animal," he said. "They list the food plants. That's the sort of thing they don't cover on the TV nature shows because it's not exciting. It's extremely...
Scientists take pulse of warming Arctic

...squandering their chance to produce fruit the following year. Among those already blooming out of turn are important food plants such as the lowbush cranberry and a variety of blueberry. Some researchers, though, are resigned to changes they...
My turn: Alaskans don't want Frankenfish

...Triploid fish are genetically altered (this term is used in the Fish and Game stocking policy). People don't like food (plant or animal) that has been genetically altered. Anglers don't want to catch genetically altered fish and they don't...
Insects become specialized to make a meal out of a variety of plants

...specialized, utilizing just a few food plants, thus avoiding the need for dealing...are ultra-specialists on just one food plant. And some insects are so specialized...a single species uses a different food plant in different parts of the species...


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