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Gimme a smile: Summer Traveling

Summertime in Juneau - the snow is gone, the irises are blooming, hiking and fishing opportunities abound. School's out, the days are long with almost endless sunshine. It's...

http://juneauempire.com/neighbors/2012-07-01/gimme-smile-summer-traveling
Neighbors
Song birds, lilies highlight hike to local cabin

...the muskeg, and shooting stars were past their peak. Chocolate lilies now showed up all through the meadows, and the wild irises were more evident than before but not yet at their peak. I head an olive-sided flycatcher singing his "Quick, three beers...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/061810/out_655825786.shtml
outdoors
What's in Bloom: Iris 'Gracchus'

Iris "Gracchus" - this is a very old cultivar of iris that was first introduced to cultivation in Europe in 1884...Caroline Jensen's photo albums, this was called "Old Peterson Iris." It is quite possible that it has been growing at the Jensen-Olson...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-06-20/whats-bloom-iris-gracchus
Outdoors
Kodiak and Kenai take home cross-country titles

...48 48. Grace Naneng, Hooper Bay 22:50 49. Josephine Braun, Seward 22:53 50. Kate McWilliams, Bethel 22:54 51. Iris Anderson, Seward 22:56 52. Alecia Barlow, Craig 22:58 53. Allie Jarvis, Grace Christian 23:03 54. Haley Spencer...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2014-10-05/kodiak-and-kenai-take-home-cross-count
Sports
In Petersburg, rainforest festival extends into space

...week's events. "Most ... are things that he's never seen, so it's a good excuse to go," he said.Junior Ranger Iris Case's favorite event is Diving for Science, in which kids get to handle sea sponges, sea cucumbers, and old, sunken boat...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-09-10/petersburg-rainforest-festival-extends-
Local
Photo: Seeing iris

Sharron Lobaugh studies a nice display of iris for her painting Wednesday along Riverside Drive.

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/061809/loc_452197736.shtml
From the Garden: Returning to the world above

...that a big dog could live under them and one would never know.Irises like slivers of silver slide stealthily between overlapping...barely bulging where the closely-wrapped petals wait. The iris is brief in its flowering; the barely-formed and closely-concealed...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2013-05-31/garden-returning-world-above
Outdoors
On the Trails: Solstice in the sun

...surrounded by acres of purple and blue iris and lupine, with patches of yellow buttercups...indicates just how very rich this area is.Irises came in many shades, ranging from pale...visiting flowers. Bumblebees foraged on iris and lupine and beach pea, and their behavior...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2013-07-05/trails-solstice-sun
Outdoors
From the garden: Rites of spring

...globeflowers - are already chuckling to themselves as they mound up, getting ready for the burst of gold that they portend. Irises slant up from their exposed rhizomes, always a surprise. They look so exposed and vulnerable, just lying on top of the ground...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2013-05-24/garden-rites-spring
Outdoors
Bird Bits: The larger, local cousin: Northern goshawk

...version of the gray adults but with heavy streaking. A dark cap, white eyebrow stripe and dark eye stripe are distinctive. The iris color changes with advancing maturity. It starts greenish gray, moves through yellow, orange, and finally becomes dark red...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-08-29/bird-bits-larger-local-cousin-northe
Outdoors

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