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Things to pack Clothing you can layer, Long underwear, a fleece, and a waterproof/breathable shell
Alaska Baneberry The very poisonous berry plant in Alaska is the deadly baneberry. Do not be fooled, this plant may look tasty with its bright red cluster of berries, it can also have white berries, but eat it and you could die of cardiac arrest. It is found in moist, shady forest, along streams or in open woods in southern parts of Alaska. Luckily its properties make it very bitter, so a child is more likely to spit it out than swallow it.
Alaskan Caribou Caribou live in the arctic tundra, mountain tundra, and northern forests of North America, Russia, and Scandinavia. The world population is about 5 million. Caribou in Alaska are distributed in 32 herds (or populations). A herd uses a calving area that is separate from the calving areas of other herds, but different herds may mix together on winter ranges.
Yellow Anemone Very poisonous and very common. Contains a toxin anemonin, the yellow anemone likes wet, boggy soil.
WOLVES Alaska is home to the largest remaining population of gray wolves in the United States. But ironically, at the same time that heroic efforts proceed to restore wolves to portions of their former habitat in the lower 48 states, wolves in Alaska continue to be intensively managed.
Cow Parsnip Confused with wild celery. Very irritating may cause itching and rash and small blisters are possible. People's sensitivity varies some aren't bothered at all. Burning cow parsnip may irritate the lungs breathing the burning smoke can result in internal blisters and can possibly lead to death children have been severely affected by throwing stalks on campfires and by handling the foliage. This plant is dangerous.
polar bears Polar bears are a potentially endangered species living in the circumpolar north. They are animals which know no boundaries. They pad across the ice from Russia to Alaska, from Canada to Greenland and onto Norway's Svalbard archipelago. Biologists estimate that there are 20,000 to 25,000 bears with about sixty percent of those living in
Tundra Vocabulary Permafrost-is soil at or below the freezing point of water (0 °C or 32 °F) for two or more years. Lichens-are composite organisms consisting of a symbiotic association of a fungus with a photosynthetic partner, usually either a green alga.