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On the Fly: Be prepared to rip some lips this spring

...colored or garnished with hints of flash to advertise their presence, whereas naturalistic patterns tend to closely mimic specific prey items while also complementing both their coloration and general profile.There are well over a thousand different fly patterns...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2015-03-26/winter-months
Outdoors
Exploring the realities of the 'butterfly effect' in Alaska

...themselves by the sun. Some, like the winter crane fly, come out to mate in the winter. Others, like wasps, may come out to prey on the insects that are mating or traveling.Mew gulls, which you may have heard with their catlike calls, "dance" in streams...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2015-03-25/exploring-natural-connections
Outdoors
Lawmaker introduces trio of bills addressing game management

...for wolf hunting, and would limit the Board of Game's ability to allow additional hunting for predator animals to protect prey populations.The bill addressing Board of Game membership would also require that board members as a whole have knowledge of...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-03-19/lawmaker-introduces-trio-bills-addressi
State | AK legislature
On the Trails: Dung fungus, wha?!

...so on. Bears eat salmon and distribute the nutrients over the landscape, feeding the vegetation and some insects that become prey to birds; whale dung nourishes whole communities of marine invertebrates. When flying squirrels defecate after eating truffles...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2015-03-06/trails-dung-fungus-wha
Outdoors
A Bishop's Perspective: The globalization of indifference

...way we will receive a heart which is firm and merciful, attentive and generous, a heart which is not closed, indifferent or prey to the globalization of indifference."? Bishop Burns is the Roman Catholic Bishop of the Diocese of Juneau and Southeast...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-03-07/bishops-perspective-globalization-ind
Opinion
On the Trails: Regurgitation!

...raptors disgorge pellets of undigested bones and feathers of their prey. Considerable accumulations of pellets sometimes develop below...to dissect those pellets. We learned a lot about the kinds of prey that had been eaten, by doing a little forensic work on the...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2015-02-13/trails-regurgitation
Outdoors
Alaska Science Forum: Overwintering in the Bering Sea

...Bering Sea between St. Lawrence and St. Matthew islands. The northern Bering Sea has plenty of clams and snails, but that prey is available in places that are less bleak. Why spend six months there?Sexson has a few ideas. One is that male birds court...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2015-02-13/alaska-science-forum-overwintering-b
Outdoors
City debunks sewer scam

...She deadbolted the door as a precautionary measure.Residents receiving such calls are asked to be diligent and not to fall prey to this scam.Caller ID purports the calls to be coming from a number with a 907 area code, which Gaguine believes is a mobile...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-03-03/city-debunks-sewer-scam
Local
An invitation to prey

...rainforest."They may not be present presently, but we have prey abundance to offer," DeKrey said.The community garden also...hacking" that involves bringing in a clutch of baby birds of prey - generally from a traumatic situation like habitat destroyed...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-12-01/invitation-prey
Local
Wildlife Spy: The scream you can't hear

...high-pitched sounds to track down their insect prey. With their pug-noses and gargoyle-like...to determine the direction and speed of prey.It's thought bats use a combination...Many insect-hunting bats capture flying prey by scooping it up with the membrane between...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-10-31/wildlife-spy-scream-you-cant-hear
Outdoors

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