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On the Trails: Muskeg ponds seems to vary: some reports say the bug scrapes part of a leg over a rough part of the head, other reports say the male rubs his penis over rough spots on his abdomen. Adults reportedly can fly, engaging in mating flights at the end of the summer...
My PFD Came One Day Early On Blackerby Ridge

Every time I looked at the weather forecast, I had to rub my eyes. The rain followed by showers followed by more rain was easy to believe. But what was this sunny weather predicted in...
Dan Olsen's orca Wildlife Wednesday

...maintenance regime.""They're going to the spa," Olsen joked.In Prince William Sound, for example, some family groups rub their bellies on beaches - though he's not sure if they do it as a form of exfoliation or simply because it feels good, he...
On the Trails: Porcupines: I'm stuck on you

...time to time; the urine presumably contains stimulating hormones. Gradually, they begin to talk softly to each other and may rub noses. The final stage of courtship includes the male hosing her with forceful jets of urine that drench her with scent. To...
Photo: Head rub

A juvenile black bear rubs its head on the beam of an elevated walkway at the Mendenhall Glacier Visitors Center on Friday. A naturalist at the center said this is the same bear that received human food about two weeks ago and they are keeping a close watch on it.
Tips on moving with your cat

A cat is not, by nature, a moveable beast. Taking him from a familiar home to a new one rubs him wrong two ways: First, cats simply do not like change. If you've ever rearranged the furniture, you know what I mean...
Ay, there's the rub

...rub and the ever popular Cajun rub. Rubs define restaurants as well. Often...used as a base for more elaborate rubs such as a Southwest steak rub and a cracked cumin halibut rub. You should apply the following rubs at least 30 minutes before you grill...
In the stacks: New cookbooks

...repertoire. Divided into varieties of meat (and including chapters on desserts, vegetables/sides, and sauces, marinades, and rubs), this includes recipes for Shu Mai Burgers (shrimp, pork, and Asian seasonings), Smoky Brisket, Grilled Lamb and Figs...
Scientists use CSI-style tests to count Alaska wolf packs

...animals sniff out the wooden planks and rub against the wire, they leave strands of...tracks have been spotted. When the animal rubs against the board, hair can become trapped...smelly lures that carnivores are likely to rub their fur against has advantages over a...
Pets of the week for Nov. 24, 2013

...loves food and curling up in the nearest chair. If you wake me up I will insist on you doting upon me for hours. I love belly rubs almost more than food - almost. I am looking for that human home where I can be the only fluffy love. Loki (male ferret...


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