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TUESDAY, SEPT. 9, 2014


FRIDAY, SEPT. 5, 2014


Outdoor groups revive monthly programs

OUTTEACH  – After a summer hiatus, Inland Northwest outdoors groups are reviving monthly free programs. Among this week’s offerings are: Bicycling Trans-Washington, 6:30 p.m., Monday, at Riverview Retirement Center, 2117 E. ...

WEDNESDAY, AUG. 27, 2014

Photo: Nighthawk takes a break

WILDLIFE WATCHING -- As many times as I've seen common nighthawks swooping and scooping bugs out of the sky with their distinctive staccato chirps, I've never seen one resting on ...

MONDAY, AUG. 18, 2014

Owl snacks on caged canaries in CdA

WILDLIFE WATCHING  --Don Sausser of Coeur d'Alene called Huckleberries Online Sunday to report a strange wildlife experience. He snapped this photo of an owl on his 10th floor apartment balcony ...

THURSDAY, JULY 24, 2014

Great Blue Heron stalks dining diversity

WILDLIFE WATCHING -- Here's a great glimpse into the versatility in hunting and feeding skills of a great blue heron, known to eat a lot of fish and amphibians geared ...

WEDNESDAY, JULY 23, 2014

Photos: birder focused on pileated woodpeckers

WILDLIFE WATCHING -- Birder/photographer Ron Dexter has made sure improvements to his property in the foothills of Mount Spokane haven't spoiled the neighborhood for some of his most colorful neighbors.  ...

TUESDAY, JULY 15, 2014

First Utah condor chick confirmed

ENDANGERED SPECIES -- It’s official: a pair of California condors are raising a wild chick in Zion National Park, the first chick to be documented in Utah in the bird's ...

THURSDAY, JUNE 26, 2014

TUESDAY, JUNE 24, 2014

CdA osprey-watching boat cruise July 12

WILDLIFE WATCHING -- The annual osprey viewing and banding  boat cruise on Lake Coeur d'Alene is set for July 12, the Idaho Fish and Game Department just announced.  If you ...


Hiker documents growth of red-tailed hawk chick

WILDLIFE WATCHING -- While hiking on a U.S. Bureau of Land Management area south of Sprague in May, Pat Killien discovered  a red-tailed hawk nest perched in a 30 foot basalt wall. "I could ...

MONDAY, JUNE 23, 2014

Wild turkeys are brooding below Mount Spokane

WILDLIFE WATCHING -- Local birder/photographer Ron Dexter caught this wild turkey hen marching a newly hatched brood of eight chicks near his property at the foothills of Mount Spokane on ...

FRIDAY, JUNE 20, 2014

TUESDAY, JUNE 17, 2014

Western tanager lights up a gloomy day

WILDLIFE WATCHING -- "It was 37 degrees and raining at our home this morning," reports Western Montana outdoor photographer Jaime Johnson, without a hint of complaint. " The best part of rainy ...

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MONDAY, MAY 19, 2014

Montana may curtail hunting of sage grouse

HUNTING -- Here's some disturbing news from Montana, which we might have considered to be the "last best place" for sage grouse: With preliminary results from Montana’s spring surveys showing ...

Rich Landers

Rich Landers’ Outdoors blog


Rich Landers writes and photographs stories for a wide range of outdoors coverage, including a Sunday feature section and a Thursday column. He also writes the Outdoors Blog.


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