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Wildlife refuge learning program takes hands-on approach

...lobby of the visitor's center the quarter-mile stretch through sun-touched black spruce, with stops to check out Devil's Club, lichen and a red-backed vole. "You see it?" Eskelin asked pointing at the furry creature, sitting only meters...
Poem: Alaskan Spring

...mornings walking through the chill,Crunching over frozen layers into watery depths.Easy to see before leaves of devil's club and wild celeryWall the roadside with jungle green.Listening to a woodpecker, wondering when the early swans will...
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Refuge notebook: These are a few of my favorite things

...northern Alaskan Athabascans.Devil's club (Oplopanax horridus) is much for the strong taste of devil's club on its own, but it makes a savory...available on the internet include devil's club buds. Devil's club (heshkeghka'a...
A berry good time at the Refuge

Wild berry season has arrived on the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge. Bears enjoy big clusters of devil's club and mountain ash berries, while robins and thrushes devour red elderberries. Wildlife and humans alike enjoy blueberries and...
Salmon for breakfast?

...interesting product talked about at the showcase was from Alaska Botanicals and Teas, which developed massage oil from devil's club plants.The showcase allowed for businesses to hear from Jo Dawson, program coordinator for the Child Nutrition Programs...
No man left behind: One run to remember

...began to bushwhack down toward Carlson. Salmonberries became, not only sustenance but also a distraction. Countless devil's club plants were tearing at our flesh.It's here I should note that we all were wearing shorts and half sleeves. The...
Pioneer Potluck: Facts about Alaskans

...roses and show them your favorite spot to pick blueberries, raspberries and wild strawberries. Warn them about the "devil's club" that attacks you if your wander to far off the beaten path. Watch out for those devilish stickers ... and that...
A shore eyesore

...bright orange and blue colors perhaps flowers? appear among black sand on the forest floor. White fluff dusts thick devil's club. Turn a corner on the path near the east beach, and the "flowers" grow thicker. You soon realize the spots of...
Mountain trail open windows to the wilderness held. Ugly thorns stud the the beautiful devil's club. Photo by M. Scott Moon Some, in fact, should...abundance along the trails mentioned here are devil's club and cow parsnip. Devil's club grows throughout Southeast and Southcentral...
'Moby-Duck' book touches shore in Alaska

...Went in Search of Them." At Gore Point, Hohn found a Floatee. "Squatting amid the prickly leaves and stalks of devil's club, plucking kernels of Styrofoam out of the humus, I spotted something," he writes in his book. "Sure enough...


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