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On the Trails: Sojourn in Sitka

...found a "smack" of moon jellies - there must have been millions of them. They are said to be short-lived, and males and females are separate individuals. They feed chiefly on zooplankton and size reportedly depends in part on how well fed they...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2015-07-17/trails-sojourn-sitka
Outdoors
On the Trails: Parasitic flowering plants live off the roots of others

...mistletoe alters the balance of growth hormones in hemlocks (and sometimes other species), causing the "brooms." Male and female mistletoe plants are separate, with very small, inconspicuous flowers. Pollination is mostly by wind. When the...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2015-06-25/trails-parasitic-flowering-plants-li
Outdoors
On the Trails: Being a flower

...pass on their genes through both male and female functions. Passing on genes...Most flowers contain both male and female parts, although sometimes the...or on different plants. When males and females are separate, we sometimes see...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2015-05-15/trails-being-flower
Outdoors
Buckwheat Ski Classic hits the ski trails this weekend

...25K and 10K classic cross country ski races, as well as a 5K kids race. There will be awards for the top three male and female skiers in each division, as well as the new Father Mouchet Award for the most inspirational skier. In addition...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2015-03-25/buckwheat-ski-classic
Art
Juneau Nordic Ski Team preparing for Buckwheat

...consists of a 50K, 25K and 10K classic cross country ski races and a 5K kids race.Awards are given for the top three male and female skiers in each division, as well as the Father Mouchet Award for the most inspirational skier.Racers can register...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2015-02-20/juneau-nordic-ski-team-preparing-buckw
Sports
Wildlife Spy: Romance in the bird world

...Although they don't migrate, great horned owl pairs renew their bond at the beginning of the mating season. Both males and females have a bib of white feathers that comes into play during courtship. The male starts the evening off bowing and hooting...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2015-02-13/wildlife-spy-romance-bird-world
Outdoors
Living & Growing: The beauty of life

...Bible. In the book of Genesis, it says, "God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them" (1:27). I believe we are a special creation of God, unique from all the rest of His creations...

http://juneauempire.com/neighbors/2015-01-18/living-growing-beauty-life
Neighbors
Athlete Of The Year

...fishing and searching for Bigfoot (c'mon National Geographic Channel), I am finally ready to attempt to pick a 2014 male and female Athlete of the Year for Juneau.There are no big gold medals for this, no doorstop-sized trophies, no free dinners...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2015-01-09/athlete-year
Sports
Kenai's Ostrander wins Nike Cross Nationals

...Cross Country Championships will take place on Saturday at Balboa Park in Sand Diego, California. The 80 fastest male and female high school distance runners from across the country will compete. Ostander will not compete as she did not race...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2014-12-11/kenais-ostrander-wins-nike-cross-natio
Sports
On the Trails: Beaked whales

I had never even heard of the beaked whales until a couple of years ago, when a news article reported a dead one, of a rare species, stranded on a beach somewhere in the southern hemisphere.

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-09-05/trails
Outdoors

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