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On the Trails: Willows, midges and moose

...here 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...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-02-28/trails-willows-midges-and-moose
Outdoors
Photo: Blooming into spring

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

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-04-16/photo-blooming-spring
Local
Bird Bits: Who is that masked bird?

...sings "witch-a-tee, witch-a-tee, wich." This is not to be confused with witching for water which my dad did with a willow switch. At the Juneau Community Garden, located just off Montana Creek Road, insects, the most favorite food of these birds...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-07-25/bird-bits-who-masked-bird
Outdoors
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...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2013-06-14/bird-bits-exhausted-ravenous-yellow-
Outdoors
A spring outing on 'The Rock'

...pink 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...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2011-05-05/spring-outing-8216the-rock8217
Outdoors
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...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2011-05-26/arboretum-hosting-event-tours-saturd
Outdoors
From Juneau to Kotzebue, a caribou hunting adventure

...game 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...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/100209/out_500172790.shtml
Autumn bits and pieces

...few are singing; the forest is silent. Although we have our gorgeous, golden cottonwoods and sometimes some bright yellow willows, we don't have the dramatic and spectacular show of fall foliage that the Midwest and New England enjoy. The days are getting...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/100810/out_717574954.shtml
Outdoors
Expert: Impact of climate changes likely mixed for moose

...previously predicted that the "shrubification" of the North Slope and other grassy areas will benefit moose populations, as willows and alders expand their range in Alaska. But, Hundertmark said, other substantial changes are also likely that could make...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-05-26/expert-impact-climate-changes-likely-mi
State
See four seasons in a day

...the back of Perseverance has retreated too. So in these places you could find new fern fiddleheads and fresh young leaves on willows popping out at the edges of the snowbanks. The plants that put out leaves so late in the season wouldn't be able to pack...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/102608/out_348523514.shtml

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