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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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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...
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...
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...
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...
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...


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