Alaska Science Forum: A float down the Tanana River

...leap off the rocks and leave Alaska. Other migrants, like yellow warblers on their way to Baja, are staging in the tangled willows. This stretch of river is, for the most part, silent. As we depart Nenana, the river shoots straight north for 30 miles...
On the Trails: Willows, midges and moose have seen the "willow roses" or rosettes that...of certain species of willows. The rosettes are galls...compensatory growth of the willow, but this is not feasible...herbivorous mammals and willows varies a lot, depending...conditions, the species of willow, and no doubt many other...
A new ungulate in town? moving farther and farther toward town. They will only go so far, however. The preferred browse for moose consists of willow, horse tail and young alders, for instance, and the forest density increases toward Juneau, reducing the incidences of such...
Photo: Blooming into spring

Pussy willows bloom in the afternoon sun at the Mendenhall Glacier Visitors Center on Tuesday.
Willow fire prompts evacuation of homes

...the evacuation of about 10 homes near Willow.The fire was called in at 1:15 p...It's got a little bit of wind on it."Willow is in the Matanuska-Susitna Borough...dubbed the Sockeye Fire for the avenue in Willow where the fire started and where the homes...
Volunteers build boxes for displaced sled dogs in Willow

...sled dogs displaced by the Sockeye Fire in Willow.About 25 people gathered at the Ester Fire...Crawford said she was inspired to help the many Willow mushers who were affected by the fire."The Willow area is home to a lot of mushers - both Iditarod...
A spring outing on 'The Rock' flowers are among the first to appear in spring (pussy-willows are the very first). Much of the snow was gone, so we walked...visit the multi-flowered catkins of the earliest-blooming willows.At the beaver pond, there is a route up the cliff to the...
Arboretum hosting event, tours Saturday

...of shooting stars and star flowers, to the budding of dwarf willows and red elderberries, there's a lot going on right now at...Other plants of the rock garden include primrose, dwarf willows, blessings arnica, mountain avens, crow berry, a few sedges...
Bird Bits: Exhausted, ravenous, the yellow-rumped warblers arrive

...above a puddle by the Airport Dike Trail. A dozen male warblers flitted out from the leafless willows. Flap, hover, snatch and loop back to the willows - a sally out forage technique.The thin bill of these birds alludes to an insect diet. But...
From Juneau to Kotzebue, a caribou hunting adventure we're hunting this trip, and the willows that line the creeks provide a travel...other three of us were watching from the willow hedge - with our guns and packs we were...about half of the animals ran towards the willows and stopped just beyond us. We decided...


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