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On the Trails: As winter falls away, bears, hooters, mountain goats appear again

...around the forest.I can't claim that spring has sprung, but it may be creeping up on us, all the same.? Mary F. Willson is a retired professor of ecology.

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2015-03-27/trails-winter-falls-away-bears-hoote
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Exploring the realities of the 'butterfly effect' in Alaska

...Fireside lecture about "Natural Connections in Alaska," the subject, and title, of a book he wrote with ecologist Mary F. Willson. Redbreasted sapsuckers and wood debris piles in rivers may not be quite as fragile as a butterfly's wings, but...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2015-03-25/exploring-natural-connections
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On the Trails: Fossil hunting in Juneau

...insight into changes in our so-changeable landscape.Thanks to a friendly local geologist for useful references.? Mary F. Willson is a retired professor of ecology.

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2015-03-20/trails
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On the Trails: Despite being tiny, bird brains can beat out humans

...ago. We can be very slow learners, despite our much-vaunted gray cells. Perhaps there is a lesson there!? Mary F. Willson is a retired professor of ecology.

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2015-03-13/trails-despite-being-tiny-bird-brain
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On the Trails: Owl encounters

...differentiated so greatly over that area, for some unknown reason, but it is interesting to contemplate and conjecture.? Mary F. Willson is a retired professor of ecology.

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2015-02-27/trails-owl-encounters
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On the Trails: Snow at last!

...taken flight once more, leaving tell-tale depressions (from the jumping take-off) flanked by wing marks. ? Mary F. Willson is a retired professor of ecology.

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2015-02-20/trails-snow-last
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On the Trails: Dung fungus, wha?!

...other regions, the eventual introduction of domestic livestock brought a rise in the occurrence of the spores.? Mary F. Willson is a retired professor of ecology.

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2015-03-06/trails-dung-fungus-wha
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On the Trails: Regurgitation!

...by doing a little forensic work on the jawbones, teeth, and sometimes entire crania we found in the pellets.? Mary F. Willson is a retired professor of ecology.

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2015-02-13/trails-regurgitation
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On the Trails: Findings on the North Douglas rainforest trail

...if this was the same individual), she had been successful here before. Who was it? Possibly a junco ...? Mary F. Willson is a retired professor of ecology.

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2015-01-23/trails-findings-north-douglas-rainfo
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On the Trails: Herbivores and their plants

...animals. A close look is needed to understand what is going on and then explore the ramifying consequences.? Mary F. Willson is a retired professor of ecology.

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2015-01-02/trails-herbivores-and-their-plants
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