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Reader photo: Just playing around

While kayaking this fall, Spokane-area photographer Joanie Christian came upon four otters playing. Tamarack trees, still in color, shimmer in the water’s reflection.

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Pronghorns released on Colville Reservation doing well

Pronghorns and the State of Washington aren’t often used in the same sentence. There was a time, many decades past, when Washington did have pronghorns but they were essentially extirpated prior to 1900. They are surely the least known hoofed animal classified as a game animal in Washington.