Bob Armstrong’s nursing-fawn photo on right sums up the defining talent of mammals: warm-blooded, hairy milk-producers. (Well, I guess we guys can only lay claim to the first 2 attributes.)

Mammals is divided into Carnivores, Hooved and Rodents. Explore those sub-categories or view the entire JuneauNature hierarchy at this site map.

Not counting marine mammals, we have 57 known species in Southeast Alaska. No attempt is made in Juneaunature to describe or even list them all. A comprehensive introduction is in the Mammals section of The Nature of Southeast Alaska (Carstensen, Armstrong & O’Clair), and a more exhaustive treatment with range maps is in MacDonald & Cook’s Mammals and Amphibians of Southeast Alaska.

In this section

1996 winter newsletter: Winter tracking in Juneau

Thoughts on animal tracking with teachers and students, an activity that by 1996 had become the core of our winter…

1996 winter | Richard Carstensen | 2 pages

Steep Creek Critters

Filmed all these clips in less than 2 hours at Mendenhall Visitor Center today. Never would have guessed what a…

2017 | Richard Carstensen | 3 minutes


Short video clip of a shrew—either Sorex cinereus or monticolus—sole Southeast genus in the order Soricomorpha. In July, 2012, hikers…

2012 | Richard Carstensen | 23 seconds

Wildlife “out the road”

Report †to the Southeast Alaska Land Trust on habitats and wildlife use of glacially-rebounding valleys from 25 to 28-mile Glacier…

2003 | Richard Carstensen | 35 pages