Invasive plants are now well known as a threat to ecosystem integrity across the Kenai Peninsula. We've watched the not-so-slow march of invasive species down the road system, dispersing seemingly faster each year.
FAIRBANKS, Alaska - More than four decades ago, Tim Buckley laced up a pair of old bunny boots, strapped them to a rudimentary pair of Army White Rocket skis and shuffled his way down a trail.
It was his first experience with cross-country skiing.
This Thanksgiving I recalled and was thankful that so many helped me on my way to become a (now-retired) professional wildlife biologist. These are folks who helped me build confidence to pursue a career I never dreamed was possible when I was young.
It was like a scene out of the movie "The Big Year" starring Steve Martin, Owen Wilson, and Jack Black. Several hotshot birding friends decided to make a run to Seward after a recent storm to see what interesting birds might have been deposited.
BEND, Ore. - They come in nearly every color scheme imaginable, from camouflage to bright pink. Most skiers and snowboarders on the slopes are wearing them, and if you're not, well, you are not just reckless, you are . GASP! . unfashionable.
I am fascinated by how plants and animals are named. Elodea, the first submersed freshwater invasive plant to infest Alaska, was named by the famous French botanist André Michaux. Michaux was first sent to the U.S. in 1785 by Louis XVI.