Outdoors

MONDAY, MARCH 17, 2014

‘Tis the season for ticks

HIKING -- If you're heading out to explore the lowland natural areas around Eastern Washington, be warned that it's time to be using some DEET insect repellent on your neck and cuffs ...

TUESDAY, APRIL 2, 2013

TUESDAY, MARCH 26, 2013

Ticks: tiny wolves at work on area moose

WILDLIFE -- Hans Krauss, a Spokane Valley wildlife enthusiast and photographer, shot these photos of a bull moose in the Ponderosa neighborhood a few days ago.  What first caught his eye ...

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 13, 2013

SUNDAY, APRIL 15, 2012

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 4, 2012

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 14, 2012

Sage advice for hikers in tick country

HIKING -- The ticks are out in the scablands around the region, and they're thirsty. Spokane hiker, writer and photographer Aaron Theisen offers this observation from his vast experience:  "Never go to a ...

SATURDAY, MARCH 10, 2012

Ticks rise to occasion of warmer weather

HIKING -- What a difference a couple of warm days can make. Neither my dog nor I picked up ticks in Wednesday's cold temperatures while hikng BLM's Lakeview Ranch near Odessa. On Friday, ...

THURSDAY, JUNE 9, 2011

Don’t be creeped out by ticks; be proactive

CREEPY CRITTERS -- With a local girl being diagnosied with Rocky Mountain spotted fever, it's worthwhile for outdoors enthusiasts to reup our precautions against tick bites. Following is my Thursday ...

THURSDAY, JUNE 2, 2011

Heed seasonal precautions for spring hikes

HIKING -- In your enthusiasm to get on the trail among the blooming wildflowers, don’t forget the basics of trekking in dryland areas: •Take plenty of water plus a means ...

SUNDAY, MAY 29, 2011

Sunday outdoors was wildlife Rich

WILDLIFE -- My day has been crawling with wildlife. 6 a.m.: Going out to get the newspaper, I see a robin chick has just broken out of its egg in the nest behind ...

FRIDAY, APRIL 1, 2011

Creepy warning for the outdoor weekender

GETTING OUT -- Several Facebook friends have confirmed what I've already experienced: Tick season has begun. I don't mind looking like  a dork when I hike, so I don't hesitate ...

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.

By Rich Landers richl@spokesman.com (509) 459-5508


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