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amanita muscaria: polka, anyone?

Polka, anyone????? The flamboyant orange-capped form of Amanita muscaria with its striking white polka-dots or is difficult to overlook! This toadstool finding the boreal and temperate environment of Prince of Wales Island conducive to growth brags multiple variants based on two variables – 1) the color of its cap which ranges from reds, oranges, yellows, and whites, and 2) the

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quoth the raven “nevermore.”

The symbolic meaning of the Raven in Native American  lore describes the raven as a creature of metamorphosis, and symbolizes change/transformation. In some tribes, the Raven is considered a trickster because of its transforming/changing attributes. This is especially true for the  Haida tribe, who claim he discovered the first humans hiding in a clam shell and brought them berries and salmon. Each 

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no palm trees but no minus 40F, or 12′ snowdrifts either

Climate/Weather Prince of Wales Island enjoys a much milder climate than what most people expect in Alaska. The Island is situated at around 56 degrees north latitude, almost midway between Seattle, WA and Anchorage, AK. The island’s climate is classified as mid latitude oceanic (Köeppen classification Cfb) with cool summers and mild winters, and moist conditions year-round – a climate

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prince of wales muskegs rich with life

The wetlands of Prince of Wales, indeed Alaska, are called muskegs. Wikipedia has the following introduction on their article about muskegs Muskeg (Cree: maskek; French: fondrière de mousse, lit. moss bog) is an acidic soil type common in Arctic and boreal areas, although it is found in other northern climates as well. Muskeg is approximately synonymous with bogland, but “muskeg” is the standard term in Western Canada and Alaska, while ‘bog’ is common

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