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On the Trails: Owl encounters

...independently and in slightly different ways. Larger owls have not 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!

...had glided down onto the snow, wallowed forward for a few feet, and 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: Regurgitation!

...pellets. We learned a lot about the kinds of prey that had been eaten, 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

...don't usually renest in a site where their previous nest failed, so (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: Winter walks

...details, it brings perceptions of our rainforest to the parts of our brains that think, consider, and imagine. Then the rainforest environments become more than part of the scenery.? Mary F. Willson is a retired professor of ecology.

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2015-02-06/trails-winter-walks
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On the Trails: Out and about

...corners of a foraging whale's mouth, trying to catch the fish that slipped away from the whale. Perhaps that's the herring equivalent of "out of the frying pan, into the fire!"? Mary F. Willson is a retired professor of ecology.

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2015-01-16/out-and-about
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On the Trails: Eating lichens

...say that it should be eaten in small quantities. Although lichens seldom claim much of our attention, it should be clear from these considerations that they should not be neglected!? Mary F. Willson is a retired professor of ecology.

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2015-01-30/trails-eating-lichens
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Explore with Willson, Hocker

Naturalist and artist Kathy Hocker and retired professor of ecology Mary Willson, who also writes a weekly column for the Juneau Empire, will give a talk called "Our Little Explorations - Seeing...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2015-01-02/explore-willson-hocker
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On the Trails: Herbivores and their plants

...not necessarily simple! The plants are not merely inert victims of munching 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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On the Trails: Trailside scrapbook

...there and see if you like it, and let Dave at Trail Mix know your reactions!? Mary F. Willson is a retired professor of ecology.Editor's note: A previous version of this story incorrectly stated the U.S. Forest Service, not the CBJ...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-12-19/trails-trailside-scrapbook
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