For the past few weeks, dainty pink or white butterflies have been hovering above the bare soil in some of my clay flowerpots. They're not really butterflies, actually: They are cyclamen blossoms held aloft on thin flower stalks.
As I traverse through my daily mountains of permits, paper work, and visitor requests, there is never doubt in my mind that my days in the office at the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge will always be an adventure.
You rarely find "fishing buddy" listed as a necessity in a how-to article about fishing, but a buddy is every bit as necessary as tackle or technique.
Recalling all the times when patience and persistence paid off for me, a buddy was there every time.
After years of thinking that fishing was my favorite pastime, I now realize that I was mistaken. My favorite pastime actually is eating.
Who knows where it all began? Some of my passion for food is probably hereditary, and some learned.
Thu, 10/09/2014 - 4:00pm
BATTLE GROUND, Wash. (AP) - There's gold in them thar hills of Southwest Washington. And in our rivers and on our beaches, too. You just have to know how and where to look for it.
Recently, I and other researchers from the University of Arizona, Michigan State University, and the University of Washington visited the Kenai Peninsula to collaborate with biologists at the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge to investigate tree mortality and how it affects microclimate conditions near...