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Photo by Bob Armstrong
A kind of jelly fungus called witch's butter. Species identity is uncertain without looking at the spores under a microscope.

On the Trails: Finding color in the rain

On a stroll through the forest, occasionally a small, bright orange or yellow spot attracts the eye. Looking more closely, one can see that they are fungi of jelly-like consistency, growing on dead twigs and branches.

by Mary Willson

Dirt Girl: Mapping your garden

Snow might be in the forecast, but lately, winter has felt too close to spring temperatures not to think about gardening.
CORINNE CONLON

Ice worms: Enigmas of the north

Recent research on the ice worm has shone some light on the tiny creature that appears when the sun sets on warmish glaciers. Few people have seen ice worms, but they are not mythical.
NED ROZELL

Traveling Outside: Underwater fly fishing in Maui

Tony: Recently, on a family trip to Maui, my grandson Alain and I decided to try fly-fishing not only for different species, but in a way we'd never even heard of. Instead of fishing from shore, we fished underwater.
TONY SOLTYS and ALAIN THOMAS SOLTYS-GRAY

Today's Fireside Lecture centered on humpback whales

University of Alaska Southeast assistant professor Heidi Pearson will present her research on the behavior of humpback whales and dolphins today during two Fireside Lectures at Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center. 

This week's snow report

This week’s snow report: Eaglecrest Ski Area: New snow (24 hours): • Base: 0 inches • Top: 0 inches New Snow (48 hours): • Base: 0 inches • Top: 0 inches Total snow: • Base...

$950,000 for 2016 marine debris cleanup

Despite the tons of marine debris that have been removed from Alaska shorelines in recent years, large quantities are still accumulating.

NOAA releases new action plans for at-risk species

Today, NOAA Fisheries released new five-year action plans for the eight marine species identified as among the most at risk of extinction through NOAA's Species in the Spotlight.

Territorial Sportsmen fundraiser

The sixteenth annual Southeast Fundraiser of the Territorial Sportsmen, Inc./Alaska Outdoor Council will be at Centennial Hall on Friday, Feb. 26. Gov. Bill Walker will be speaking for a short time around 7:15 to 7:30 (the dinner itself...

USFS ammending Tongass land use plan

The U.S. Forest Service is amending the 2008 Tongass Land Use and Resource Management plan.

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