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August 24 2008 Alaska Newsletter

Dear Readers,

A couple of days ago I was walking one of the dogs and noticed the yellow-gold of some birch leaves that had fallen to the ground. While there isn’t much color tingeing the hills yet, nor have I seen any fresh dusting of snow on the distant mountain tops (perhaps because it’s been too cloudy to see much of the mountains lately), there is no doubt that summer is over and first frost and first snowfall aren’t too far away.

Last week I wrote of Alaska’s berries, as berry-picking moves into full swing at this time of year. Another important fall-time activity for many Alaskans is hunting. Caribou, moose, Dall sheep, and bear all have healthy populations in the state and are pursued by those wishing to fill their freezer with wild game. As the weather turns colder, caribou begin moving to their winter grounds. We often have small groups wander through our property in late September and October. I look forward to it every year.

Have a great week.



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Alaska Caribou
The nomadic caribou is well-adapted to life in the harsh Arctic climate. About one million of them live in Alaska, divided into over 30 separate herds.

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