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Water scavenger beetle in a vernal pool near the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center on Ski Hill Road, April 26, 2016. Observation record: http://bit.ly/1XWnDWt (Photo by Matt Bowser/USFWS )

Refuge Notebook: Vernal pools filled with life

As a child I could often be found poking around in water bodies of any size fascinated by the myriad of strange invertebrates frantically going about their brief lives.

by Matt Bowser

An Outdoor View: Wilder yet

Editor's note: The last of a series of three columns about wild lands in Alaska.
Les Palmer

On trek to Everest, a chance to push boundaries, find peace

EVEREST BASE CAMP, Nepal - We reach Everest Base Camp on a sunny but chilly afternoon, after an eight-day trek that stretched our physical and mental limits.
KARIN LAUB

Birch tapping for the beginners

With three weeks gone in the season, Kenai birch sap is still streaming on the central Kenai Peninsula, trickling in slow, steady drips that can add up to a half gallon a day.
Kelly Sullivan
 

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