Kenai National Wildlife Refuge

Homer Grown Episode 3: Pollinators

Jun 28, 2020
Gail Hampshire, WikiCommons

For the latest episode of Homer Grown, hosted by Desiree Hagen:

Master Gardener, author and owner of Gardens by Design Brenda Adams talks pollinator gardens.

Kenai National Wildlife Refuge entomologist Matt Bowser discusses Native Pollinators and Alaskan insects.

Kyra Wagner provides our tech minute introducing a common household item that can be repurposed into a tool for pollination.

Homer Soil and Water Conservation District's Katherine Schake addresses the relationship between pollinators and invasive plants.

Renee Gross, KBBI News

The Kenai Peninsula is drying out and this summer, fires have sprouted up in some unusual places. Scientists warn about this trend: meaning bigger fires and more of them. 

Ed Berg is digging a roughly foot-wide-hole in a wetland off Diamond Creek Trail in Homer. He’s a retired ecologist from the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge.

“So what I'm seeing in the plug are all these little woody roots that are from the crowberry and the dwarf birch drawers, and blueberry,” he said.

Explaining Bears Through Art and Science

Oct 26, 2015
Photo by Quinton Chandler/KBBI

A 2010 federally sponsored study is the first to deliver a reliable count of the Kenai Peninsula’s brown bear population. Last week a Kenai National Wildlife Refuge Biologist explained the study during a presentation at the Pratt Museum in Homer. The Museum is preparing to launch a new summer exhibit all about bears, specifically brown and black bears.