Author Archives: Liz

Where there’s salmon….

  Brown bear mother with two cubs at a fish weir Recently, I went to a large lake near my home in southeast Alaska to make an Encounters radio program about subsistence salmon fishing.  I found these bears taking advantage of sockeye salmon … Continue reading

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Creepy Biting Scary Nasty Nature

An outhouse in a wild, remote Australian national park should be a peaceful and undistracted place to reflect on…well, nature.  A few days ago, I visited one such facility, where the toilet paper dispenser was a tall, rectangular steel box … Continue reading

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Cuckoo for Kookaburras

For the past few days I’ve been camping in Southeast Forests National Park, a gorgeous place in the mountains a couple hours’ drive inland from the southeast coast of Australia. I’ve had the campground completely to myself, far from any … Continue reading

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Dingo in Mt. Kaputar National Park

 I had a surprise sighting on the long drive down from Mt. Kaputar National Park. The road tunnels through a forest of white-trunked Eucalyptus trees. Just where it starts opening onto patchy meadows, a dog broke from the underbrush and … Continue reading

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