Last month, an all-female group of mountaineers claimed two first ascents in Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve. The group wants to grow a community of women in mountaineering.
This is the latest that gardeners can plant a radishes and spinach. Otherwise, they will quickly bolt in June and July. Peas, parsnips, carrots, cabbage, lettuce, mustard greens, swiss chard, and potatoes can also be planted now if the soil is warm.
Search dogs trained by Juneau-based SEADOGS have a sense of smell that is so sensitive that they can locate a body underwater from the gases that rise to the surface. They can also locate someone buried in a mudslide or avalanche by detecting their scent rising up through the soil or snow.
Certified seed potatoes are usually disease-free and lack the chemical sprout inhibitor that is usually applied before eating potatoes are shipped to grocery stores.
The first girls to become Cub Scouts in Juneau have met both support and confrontation in the community.
Master Gardener Ed Buyarski answers a listener’s question about fertilizing a tree and has a primer on fertilizer mixes for trees, shrubs, vegetables, and even grass lawns.
Shallot and onion bulbs can be planted into cool, moist soil now. But other vegetables like tomatoes, cabbage, cauliflower and broccoli should be started indoors over the next few weeks before transplanting them outside.
Gardening season is here! Master Gardener Ed Buyarski encourages us to finish with the clean-up of messy greenhouses and garden beds that we started last fall.
The lake will be officially recognized on USGS maps as Luna Lake. The name honors a dog who disappeared in the landslide that formed the lake in 2013.
The artist and scientific illustrator who spent a week working with students at the Klukwan School says scientific sketching is less about the final product than the process.