Nature

A wolverine animal walking through the snow.

The Elusive Wolverine

Gulo gulo, the gluttonous one. Wolverines are one the feistiest and most elusive carnivores in the north. Even among fierce predators of the Mustelidae or weasel family, wolverines are above and …

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A cougar in a tree with a radio collar.

Tracking Cougars in Washington

Mountain lions are one of the most elusive animals in North America.  Chances are if you spend time in the wilds you have rousted a …

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A close-up of a white flower.

Finding Camas Flowers

Each spring the wet meadows of the Pend Oreille River Valley explode with the purple-blue blooms of one the regions’ most culturally important plants, common camas. Common …

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Photo of lynx.

Wildlife Travels

The movement of wildlife is crucial to their survival. Salmon travel from the ocean to the river to spawn, field mice scurry along hedgerows to avoid predation, and caribou traverse thousands of miles to search for wintering grounds. …

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A pangolin on a tree limb.

Wildlife Origins of COVID-19

If animals become too crowded, they can more easily spread viral and bacterial diseases. This can become exasperated when humans artificially crowd animals, particularly bringing a large variety of …

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Mountain biking men.

Tips for Documenting Nature

Many people have a Life List of all the birds they have seen. Others keep field journals denoting all the wildlife and plant species they …

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Documenting the American White Pelican

The Spokane region is near a major flyway for many waterfowl species flying from their winter grounds to summer breeding areas. One of the best birds to start with is the American White Pelican. Due to their size they are hard to miss and easy to observe if you know where to look.

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A tan and white mine with green-blue water at the bottom.

The Slow Clean Up of Midnite Mine

Just 45 miles down stream from Spokane sits Midnite Mine, a former uranium mine within the Spokane Tribe of Indians Reservation. Most of us are …

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2020 Tundra Swan Festival Canceled

Editor’s Note: Like many other events in the Northwest, the 2020 Tundra Swan Festival held annually in Northeast Washington near Cusick has been canceled due …

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