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On the Trails: Bumblebees

...But we need them to pollinate our flowers! Without good pollination, there would be poor fruit crops, hungry bears and birds, much less jam and pie - a very sorry state of affairs! ? Mary F. Willson is a retired professor of ecology.

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-09-19/trails-bumblebees
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On the Trails: Highbush cranberries

...highbush cranberry shrubs. If you see signs of this rust fungus on highbush cranberries in Juneau or elsewhere in Southeast, please notify her at rlmulvey@fs.fed.us or 586-7971.? Mary F. Willson is a retired professor of ecology.

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-09-12/trails-highbush-cranberries
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On the Trails: Beaked whales

...In a way this is humbling, because it clearly shows that we are very far from knowing it all. And it is exciting, because it means that there is still a lot to learn! What fun.? Mary F. Willson is a retired professor of ecology.

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-09-05/trails
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On the Trails: Dredge Islands

...parts of the flower were often mutilated and deformed. Do these larvae somehow prevent the flower from opening and cause the pod to develop anyhow? There is much to be learned here!? Mary F. Willson is a retired professor of ecology.

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-08-22/trails-dredge-islands
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On the Trails: Marmots, gentians

...keep their rocks-we chose a springy cushion of mountain heather on which to sprawl and soak up the rays. It doesn't get much better than that!Well, perhaps some cookies....? Mary F. Willson is a retired professor of ecology.

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-08-29/trails-marmots-gentians
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On the Trails: The scourge of scurvy

...material is stored even for a few days, but the loss varies with temperature and other conditions. In general, the bottom line for most foods is "eat it raw!" Muktuk, anyone?? Mary F. Willson is a retired professor of ecology.

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-08-15/trails-scourge-scurvy
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On the Trails: Hiking to Granite Basin

...Juneau County in Wisconsin is named for Solomon Juneau, too. As it happens, my husband and I once owned a house in the rolling hills there. So, in a sense, I moved from Juneau to Juneau.? Mary F. Willson is a retired professor of ecology

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-08-08/trails-hiking-granite-basin
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On the Trails: Lupine puzzles

...not to be confused with the common and invasive oxeye daisy that occurs as a weed along roadsides and other disturbed sites. In any case, finding a new (to us) species was fun!? Mary F. Willson is a retired professor of ecology.

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-08-01/trails-lupine-puzzles
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Gustavus meadows

...a sample of things we found on our little voyage of discovery. As curious naturalists, we find many interesting things to observe, and our little explorations are always rewarding.? Mary F. Willson is a retired professor of ecology.

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-07-25/gustavus-meadows
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Exploring the shores of Lincoln Island

...crabs have higher mortality than crabs with lots of available shells? Why are empty snail shells so few here? Lots of questions, as always. They are sometimes as much fun as answers.? Mary F. Willson is a retired professor of ecology.

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-07-18/exploring-shores-lincoln-island
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