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Snowshoe hares in winter coat are camouflaged in snow but stand out in an otherwise brown landscape if the snow melts prematurely. (Photo by D. Gorden/E. Robertson)

Refuge Notebook: Camouflage depends on the background

Throughout fall and early winter, a short-tailed weasel has been making my afternoon schedule more interesting. As I wait for my son to finish his day at elementary school, I have lucky days where I see the weasel working the edges of the parking lot.

by Dawn Robin Magness

An Outdoor View: Rounding up

In the dying throes of the 18th century, the French came up with a decimal-based way to measure stuff, the "metric" system.
Les Palmer

Having a ball: Pickleball grows in popularity on peninsula

Despite its funny name, pickleball is getting serious attention around the Kenai Peninsula. In Sterling, Nikiski and Kenai, more and more people are participating in what NBC Nightly News calls "one of America's fastest growing sports.
IAN FOLEY

'Get out and play': Kenai Peninsula Outdoor Club continues to grow

The Kenai Peninsula Outdoor Club was once a small group of friends that enjoyed a shared interest in outdoor activities. Today, the group has grown to have nearly 200 members.
IAN FOLEY

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