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Pushki making its presence felt on peninsula

A family trip in the Alaska wilderness can turn sour in a hurry if the proper precautions are not taken against the unassuming but dangerous plant known as "pushki.

by Joey Klecka

An Outdoor View: Humpy year

Author's note: This column first appeared in the Clarion on Aug. 16, 2002. I've edited it for clarity. In years ending with an even number, such as 2016, the Kenai River is blessed with vast numbers of pink salmon, bound for their...
Les Palmer

Refuge Notebook: Wildlife viewing through augmented reality: It's a new game

Driving past the Refuge entrance sign last week, a group of boys gathered nearby caught my attention. It's an unusual hangout spot, so I stopped to check that everything was OK.
Leah Eskelin

Strawberry beds get a boost from renovation

If you saw my strawberry bed, you might think I don't like strawberries. The leaves have been lopped off, some plants were ripped out of the ground, and those that remain are partially buried in dirt. It's not a pretty sight.
LEE REICH
 

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