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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...
Abrahams challenges in XTerra triathlon

...stopped going uphill. But I will admit it was nice not having to worry about being attacked by moose or bear or even Devil's club on this course."Josiah Middaugh of Colorado and Lesley Paterson from Scotland won the professional divisions.Abrahams...
Berry fun day planned

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...
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...
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...
Baneberry is toxic berry

...sick are baneberry, elder and Devil's club, all commonly found on the Kenai...other than the family favorite, Devil's club. This shrub can stretch up to...Natives have traditionally used Devil's club to induce vomiting and, of course...
Kachemak Bay State Park trail offers abundant berries, flowers, wildlife

...terminus of Grewingk Glacier. Though nearly all of the trees are dead, the mountainside is lush with mosses, ferns and devil's club, which -- with its noxious spines -- lives up to the name. Happily, very little overhangs the trail. At the top...
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...


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