Photo: Blooming into spring

Pussy willows bloom in the afternoon sun at the Mendenhall Glacier Visitors Center on Tuesday.
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...
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...
Iditarod starts in Willow

WILLOW - A New Zealander was the first musher en...famous sled-dog race by crossing frozen Willow Lake about 50 miles (80 kilometers) north...out on the trail."The Sunday event in Willow followed a ceremonial start Saturday in...
FYI for the week of March 24, 2014

...Dylan Raudel Carranza, weighing 9 lbs. 9 oz., to Priscila Sandoval and Roberto Carranza? On March 28, 2014, a daughter, Willow Anne Freivald, weighing 7 lbs. 13 oz., to Jessica Freivald and Joshua Freivald. ???FYI birth announcements may be...
Local youth score in 3v3 World Cup

...Drayer, Florian Wade).Other Junior Division teams included Algeria (Samuel Holst, Joel Smith, Tad Watson), Belgium (Willow Bradley, Matthias Carney, Lars Gifford, Jaden White), Chile (Rachel Erben, McKie Gregory, Ashlyn Holst, Gareth Miller...
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...
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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