Outdoors

MONDAY, SEPT. 1, 2014


Bull elk will fight for love this month

WILDLIFE WATCHING -- Here's a short glimpse (below) of what's going on in elk country this month, and why some of the small trees you might be passing look a ...

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 ...


FRIDAY, AUG. 22, 2014


WEDNESDAY, AUG. 20, 2014

Idaho license plates focus on wildlife

CONSERVATION -- First the state bird, then an elk, and a trout.  These iconic Idaho species are featured on the state's wildlife specialty license plates that can be seen on ...

TUESDAY, AUG. 19, 2014

WSU study: Can grizzlies make use of tools?

WILDLIFE RESEARCH -- Washington State University researchers are learning whether grizzly bears make and use tools. With claws and teeth that can rip open anything from a beer can to beaver dens and ...

MONDAY, AUG. 18, 2014

Methow forest areas reopen as fires reduced

PUBLIC LANDS -- Methow Valley and Tonasket Ranger Districts on the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest have reopened many of the areas that were closed because of the Carlton Complex wildfires. Areas ...

Photo: bull elk trio displays great potential

WILDLIFE WATCHING  -- This royal threesome of bull elk photographed in early July by Montana outdoor photographer Jaime Johnson is probably polishing up its act, so to speak, for the ...

FRIDAY, AUG. 15, 2014

THURSDAY, AUG. 14, 2014

WEDNESDAY, AUG. 13, 2014

TUESDAY, AUG. 12, 2014

MONDAY, AUG. 11, 2014

Video: Momma bear gives cub tooth love

WILDLIFE WATCHING -- The video above shows a savvy black bear sow doing what she needs to do to get her young cub out of danger from passing vehicles. The ...

FRIDAY, AUG. 8, 2014

WEDNESDAY, AUG. 6, 2014


TUESDAY, AUG. 5, 2014

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 ...

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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