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On the Trails: Strolling in the March sunshine

...the habitat is generally not suitable for the snow lichens, and they disappear. Snow lichens can be an important winter food for caribou, up north, and probably also for mountain goats that graze on ground-dwelling lichens and plants near...
On the Trails: March meanders

...see, too: tracks of deer, porcupine and grouse; grouse scat that looked as if the bird had started to shift from winter food to soft summer food; an old, rotten log riddled with beetle borings full of frass (beetle feces) that was better preserved...
Some peninsula moose could have long winter

...fat and muscle content. He says that's bad news for moose since that part of the peninsula doesn't offer a lot of winter food for moose."When animals go through a winter when food is limited, they not only burn up fat but they can metabolize...
Biologists to study caribou response to fires

...Bartley said. Lichens, small plants composed of a fungus and an algae growing in a symbiotic relationship, are a key winter food for caribou. They paw through snow to find them. In the late 1990s, a nutrition study indicated caribou would return...
Wandering with eyes, ears, senses open

...fall. They pile up branches in a heap that often sticks up above the surface of the water and winter ice. This is the winter food supply; they can just cut off a chunk and carry it to the lodge for lunch. Beavers seldom come out on top of the ice...
National Heritage Month: Professor discusses warfare in ancient Tlingit times

...without Tlingit consent. Another example is of a misunderstanding that led to the U.S. Navy destroying houses and winter food supplies in Angoon in 1882. This happened after two whites were taken hostage in exchange for compensation, as was...
Winds of change?

...danger. He and others fear that the Gustavus herd is headed for "a great big crash" because it's running out of winter food. In winter, moose "snowbirds" throughout the Glacier Bay region descend on Gustavus to escape the harsh conditions...
Season's wildlife shows itself at Mendenhall Lake Mary Willson On the Trails

...and short logs around them. It seems a shame to cause them all this extra work, when perhaps they would be storing winter food near their lodge on an adjacent pond. If there were no culverts constricting waterflow, the beavers would probably...
Feeding deer may mean killing them with kindness

...Kirchhoff. Red huckleberry is a particular favorite. Last summer's growth is most nutritious and most desirable. Winter food also includes salmonberry twigs and the woody stems of perennial shrubs. They'll browse on hemlock, cedar boughs...
Beaver engineering makes a difference

...dam can endure for centuries, long after the beavers have moved on. To build their dams, lodges, and stashes of winter food, beavers have to cut down lots of trees, chop them into manageable pieces, and haul the pieces to the building site...


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