Wildlife Spy: A gathering of cranes

...the Stikine River. Other studies mention some cranes stay along the coast after the Stikine stop. Why would there be such a fork in the road?One possibility is there may be a different subspecies of crane in Southeast. There are several subspecies of...
Bird Bits: The larger, local cousin: Northern goshawk

...Northern Goshawk starts nesting a snowy month earlier than the Sharp-shinned Hawk. The goshawk builds a flat stick nest in the fork of a tall tree in mature conifer or mixed forest. The original name for this raptor comes from the Old English word for goose...
Laws finishes Alaska Slam quest

...Laws donned his headlamp for the return to the Resurrection Pass fork."It seemed to go a lot quicker in the dark," Laws It still was really freaky."At the return run to the fork, 24 miles out, there was a nine-mile run through a park trail...
North Fork Katlian River area closed to mountain goat hunting

SITKA - Biologists have called for an emergency closure of the mountain goat hunt on the North Fork of the Katlian River a portion of the Unit 4 registration goat hunt (RG150), effective on Tuesday, Dec. 24. In a release...
Alaska Science Forum: Mystery of the South Fork wolf

...reluctant team over it. Now covered with snow, the frozen animal is a few steps away, beneath small spruce trees near the South Fork of the Chena River. The only exposed part of its body - a bushy tail - points to the sky.Since the musher discovered the dead...
UAS mountaineering students tackle Juneau's peaks

...Students and faculty in the University of Alaska Southeast Mountaineering course climbed and skied several peaks on the Northwest fork of the Upper Taku Glacier and Juneau Icefield from April 11 to 16, according to a release from UAS. Seven students and two...
Empire Editorial: All surface, no substance

...President Vladimir Putin's aggression and "The Truth about the war in Israel."If that's not enough to convince you to fork over $10, the site also includes Bristol Palin's blog. We know we can't pass that up, and we're sure you can't...
Coleman pedals to seventh at Kluane

...8:36:067. Jukka, Abbott, Whitehorse X4 8:36:228. Fork It, Todd, Whitehorse X4 8:47:499. Team Chicken Legs, Greer...Attack, Cherian-Hall, Whitehorse F8 12:48:12No Time:Fork N Tyred, L'Heureux, Whitehorse X8Joe White and the Seven...
Sheufelt recounts transcontinental race

...Creek Pass, the highest point of the race, and down into South Fork."I couldn't take a full breath at all," she recalled...she said.The first day back, Sheufelt rode from South Fork over two mountain passes and descended into the plains at 6...
Bird Bits: Yellow marks the drop zone

...From below, the barn swallow sports a slim profile and long wings and tail, a tail which may not show its signature deep fork. At closer range, the bird is a gorgeous op art creature in terracotta and cobalt. It's worth admiring that forked tail's...


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