Nature

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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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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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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Dancing with Sandhill Cranes

Editor’s Note: The 2020 Othello Sandhill Cran Festival has been canceled due to the Coronavirus outbreak, however individuals can still view the birds on their …

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Learning How To Bird

It’s true; I could have lived out my days in birding ignorance. There is no universal obligation to know the names of birds. There are plenty of non-birders out there. But I couldn’t help wondering if there was something wrong with me, some page missing in my book, some memo I failed to read. Maybe bird watching was a natural stage in human development that I was unable to attain.

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Winter Survival Strategies: Learning from Wildlife

Unlike some species of wildlife that must hibernate to survive, we can get outside, eat good food with friends, and stay active.

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