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On the Alaskan Tundra: Picking & Preserving Berries for Winter Months

Blueberry picking is a meditative experience, but look out for bears!

Arctic Breeding Birds Need Our Attention

During the summer, the coastal plain transforms itself from a sub-zero inhospitable place to a vast productive wetland. Millions of migratory birds from all over the world – including waterfowl and shorebirds – return there to breed on the tundra: timing their nesting activities with melting snow and a bountiful flush of insects.

A Geography of Rudolph

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer is a favorite story for kids during the holidays. This post is a geography of reindeer and what makes them unique and able to survive in the frozen tundra around the Arctic Ocean.