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On the Trails: Debunking mysteries of the monkshood flower

...chewing a hole in the hood and reaching into the nectary that way. Nectar robbing may reduce visits by good pollinators and has the potential to reduce both pollen export and deposition.? Mary F. Willson is a retired professor of ecology.

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2015-08-28/trails-debunking-mysteries-monkshood
Outdoors
My Turn: A cautionary 'tail'

...economic consequences of the BC mines in advance of construction and operations.? Dr. Jack A. Stanford is a professor of ecology at the University of Montana and director of the Flathead Lake Biological Station.

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-08-25/my-turn-cautionary-tail
Opinion
On the Trails: Learning to see the natural world more deeply

...different answers. Try it!"The rare moment is not the moment when there is something worth looking at but the moment when we are capable of seeing." (Joseph Wood Krutch, 1951)? Mary F. Willson is a retired professor of ecology.

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2015-08-21/trails-learning-see-natural-world-mo
Outdoors
On the Trails: How young dippers learn

...details of song development are not known. However, even very young fledglings start to sing a soft sub-song, especially when their siblings are near, so the process begins early.? Mary F. Willson is a retired professor of ecology.

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2015-08-14/trails-how-young-dippers-learn
Outdoors
On the Trails: Fishy fins of many uses

...they have been put to more uses than you might expect. Suckers, shovels, probes, wings, legs, threats, heat generators - very versatile!Thanks to John Moran for helpful hints!? Mary F. Willson is a retired professor of ecology.

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2015-07-31/trails-fishy-fins-many-uses
Outdoors
On the Trails: Grunt sculpins

...tests, they were quite successful in capturing little shrimp and crabs most of the time.Thanks to Mandy Lindeberg and Rich Mattson for adding to the lore about this cool little fish.? Mary F. Willson is a retired professor of ecology.

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2015-07-24/trails-grunt-sculpins
Outdoors
On the Trails: Small pleasures add up

...each other. On the way back to Juneau, out in Icy Strait, a humpback breached and breached - at least ten times, and then lob-tailed until it was out of our sighting range. Wahoo!? Mary F. Willson is a retired professor of ecology.

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2015-08-07/trails-small-pleasures-add
Outdoors
On the Trails: Out and about in mid-June

...very selective feeding, and probably a good thing, because buttercups are known to be poisonous to livestock and can cause contact dermatitis to humans who handle the plants a lot. ? Mary F. Willson is a retired professor of ecology.

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2015-07-03/trails-out-and-about-mid-june
Outdoors
On the Trails: Parasitic flowering plants live off the roots of others

...conducted. All those pretty (and not so pretty) flowers are intricately involved with many ecological interactions, and what we see above-ground is only a small part of the story. ? Mary F. Willson is a retired professor of ecology.

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2015-06-25/trails-parasitic-flowering-plants-li
Outdoors
On the Trails: My, what a nice tree top you have!

...dominance. No wonder that researchers have yet to find general patterns in the ecology of apical dominance. The physiology is well understood; now to learn the whys and wherefores!? Mary F. Willson is a retired professor of ecology.

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2015-06-19/trails-my-what-nice-tree-top-you-hav
Outdoors

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