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Refuge Notebook: Nature shows off its red, white and blue for the Fourth

...evading predators in the snow. This Independence Day weekend bursts of color can be seen not just in the sky, but also in the flora that is around us for many wildflowers are in bloom. Alaska's most beloved flower, the Alpine Forget-Me-Not, blooms...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/outdoors/2014-07-03/refuge-notebook-nature-shows-off
Outdoors
The crick

...salmon stream. We need to take care not to put anything on the ground or in the water that might harm fish or the fauna and flora fish need in order to live. We need to take care of the places where fish live at all stages of their lives. If we can learn...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/outdoors/2014-06-05-1
Outdoors
Spring is in the air: Pollen has allergy sufferers suffering

...the May 9 report and 75 percent of pollen in the May 13 report, she said. Pollen levels also depend on the amount of certain flora present in the area, Schlapia said. For example, Fairbanks has more aspen trees than Anchorage. Birch trees release pollen...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2014-05-14-2
News
Alaska Unhinged: The three true signs of spring

...and dip their Pop Tarts only to discover their backyards steaming with fresh, gluten free, fiber nuggets where their prized flora used to reside. The preggers moose thought it was cool. Everyone has their own version of when spring really arrives. Mine...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/2014-05-09/alaska-unhinged-the-three-true-si
Community
Katherine Flora Hummel Greimann

Longtime Alaskan Katherine Flora Hummel, 82, died Sunday, Dec. 2 at Central Peninsula Hospital...and relatives.She is preceded in death by her parents Paul and Flora Greimann and her brother Malcolm.She is survived by her husband...

http://www.legacy.com/Link.asp?I=LS000161522927
Refuge Notebook: Genetic diversity of wildlife on the Kenai Peninsula is a mixed bag

...of the Kenai Mountains around Big Indian Creek were unglaciated during the last ice age, serving as local refugia for some flora and fauna. So genetic diversity might be low because it's an isolated peninsula or it might be high because of post-Pleistocene...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/outdoors/2014-02-13/refuge-notebook-genetic-diversit
Outdoors
A crash course in smooth snowshoeing

...it provides a multi-faceted learning experience. They receive an introduction to snowshoeing while learning about native flora and fauna from such rangers as White."We're doing this as part of their outdoor progression," he says, motioning to...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/outdoors/2014-02-06/a-crash-course-in-smooth-snowsho
Outdoors
Baneberry is toxic berry

...of the many benefits of being a "park ranger" has been the chance to stretch out my legs in the field and hone the art of flora and fauna identification, while patrolling the campgrounds or removing abandoned fish carcasses. With the approach of August...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/outdoors/2012-08-17/baneberry-is-toxic-berry
Outdoors
O'Brien: Concerns should be for area's natural flora and fauna

...You won't see any campaign signs from me cluttering our streets and byways. Our first concerns should be for our natural flora and fauna being depleted and abused to a point that our children and grandchildren will not have what we older Alaskans have...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/2011-09-26/obrien-concerns-should-be-for-are
Opinion
Of work & weeds

...underneath Lyle Cole's feet wasn't special, really. It's the flora typical of Alaska, penetrated by an occasional weed, dandelion...few feet from his uncle's grave -was covered in the same flora as much of the rest of the cemetery. Weeds, too. "Look at...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2011-07-10/work-weeds
News

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