In the summer of 2006 I was fortunate enough to meet Gary Titus and so began the story of this trans-Atlantic partnership between the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge in Alaska and Banchory Academy in Scotland.
Author's note: This week's column first appeared Nov. 13, 1987, in "The Tides," a Clarion supplement.
By looking back, we can see how different people helped to shape us and make us the way we are today.
Many Homerites remember when they first came down the Sterling Highway and stopped at the Baycrest Overlook. The view of Kachemak Bay, the mountains and Cook Inlet is totally commanding and can reset a humble traveler's life priorities in a heartbeat.
Besides the question all men have, "What do women want?" another question keeps nagging at me. What do fish want?
Right up front, I confess that I have no idea. None.
All my life I've wondered what fish want.
Peer out the window or take a walk around the neighborhood asking yourself if the spruce trees bear an unusually large load of cones this summer. I do not know of anyone who keeps track of spruce cone crops locally, but this appears to be a mast year.
Thu, 08/14/2014 - 2:35pm
POWELL, Wyo. - Some city kids turned over a new leaf in the Big Horn Basin conservation field this summer.
Roses are red, violets are blue, but what are all the yellow flowers along Kalifornsky Beach Road?! Along almost the entire length of Unity Trail that parallels the road, there’s a plant blooming that at first glance looks an awful lot like the common dandelion. But stop and take a closer look –...