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WEDNESDAY, MARCH 22, 2017

THURSDAY, MARCH 16, 2017

This dead Indiana bat, found in an abandoned mine in Rosendale, N.Y., died of white-nose syndrome. (Associated Press)

State No. 30 confirms white-nosed syndrome in bats

WILDLIFE -- White-nose syndrome has been confirmed in Nebraska, the 30th state to document the devastating fungal disease that affects hibernating bats. The U.S. Geological Survey’s National Wildlife Health Center in Madison, Wisconsin confirmed white-nose syndrome in three bats from the Cass County mine, including...

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WEDNESDAY, MARCH 15, 2017

TUESDAY, MARCH 14, 2017


Wild turkeys make themselves at home on the South Hill. (Rich Landers)

South Hill turkeys at home in the 'hood

WILDLIFE -- Heading into their breeding season, wild turkeys are going to be notably conspicuous in South Hill neighborhoods well into May. Expect traffic slowdowns as toms strut in the streets and chase off contenders for the affections of nearby hens. You could be considered...

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MONDAY, MARCH 13, 2017

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 1, 2017

TUESDAY, FEB. 28, 2017

MONDAY, FEB. 27, 2017

SATURDAY, FEB. 25, 2017

FRIDAY, FEB. 24, 2017

MONDAY, FEB. 20, 2017

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TUESDAY, FEB. 14, 2017

FRIDAY, FEB. 3, 2017

THURSDAY, FEB. 2, 2017



TUESDAY, JAN. 31, 2017

FRIDAY, JAN. 27, 2017

WEDNESDAY, JAN. 25, 2017

A mountain grouse track crosses a snowshoe hare track before the bird launched to fly away. (Rich Landers)

Critter tracks read like story in the snow

WILDLIFE -- On Sunday morning while reading the newspaper, I contemplated several options for the day. My decision was made when I called the Mount Spokane State Park nordic ski trails hotline (238-4025) for the recorded snow conditions report. When Park Manager Steve Christensen said...

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TUESDAY, JAN. 24, 2017

MONDAY, JAN. 23, 2017

TUESDAY, JAN. 17, 2017

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