Stories tagged: butterflies
Sat., Nov. 18, 2017
Monarchs in Mexico allow brush with fragile beauty
OCAMPO, Mexico – This is a story that must begin at the end. But oh, what an end. I stood on a forested mountaintop in Mexico in late February, mesmerized …
UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 23, 2017, 8:04 p.m.
Monarch butterflies might vanish from Northwest summers
Children in the Northwest might not see the fluttering orange and black wings of a Monarch butterfly on a summer day a few decades from now.
Tue., July 4, 2017, 9:20 a.m.
Oregon silverspot butterflies get new places to grow
To release an Oregon silverspot butterfly caterpillar, biologist Anne Walker takes it out of a little Tupperware container and sets it gently on its preferred food, the spade-shaped leaves of …
Sun., July 2, 2017, 10 a.m.
Rare butterfly thrives on, and because of, US military bases
The common thread among the bases is the way they manage vegetation through controlled burns, which create the perfect conditions for wild blue lupine and indigo to grow, the frosted …
Thu., Nov. 10, 2016, 6 p.m.
Expo ’74-era butterflies to be saved in Riverfront Park
Two metal-and-fabric butterflies that marked the gates of Expo ’74 are going to be saved and moved to a new location.
Sun., Oct. 30, 2016, 4 a.m.
Doug Clark: Impressive butterfly collection wings its way home to WSU
The last part of one of the state’s largest butterfly collections has been given to Washington State University.
Sat., July 16, 2016, 4:08 p.m.
Butterfly walk reveals nature’s artistry
Butterflies are more than just another pretty bug.
Sat., July 16, 2016, 4 p.m.
Tom Rogers logged Dishman Hills butterflies
The father of the Dishman Hills Natural Area had his mind on the land, birds, flora and fauna in the 1960s when he helped spearhead the movement to preserve open …
Sat., April 16, 2016, 4 p.m.
Plant garden to attract pollinators
Pollinators help increase the production in our vegetable gardens, berry patches and orchards. In addition, flower pollination helps plants produce seeds. If there are no seeds, there will not be …
Sat., Feb. 13, 2016, 3:43 p.m.
Out & About: Enchantments permit season increased six weeks
Out & About
Thu., July 10, 2014
Outdoors in brief: Idaho Fish and Game Commission meeting today
A report on how to keep domestic dogs from being caught in traps set for wolves will be presented among other agenda items during the Idaho Fish and Game Commission …
Fri., May 23, 2014, 9:58 a.m.
Endangered butterfly lives on Lewis-McChord firing range
JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. (AP) — An undeveloped stretch of native prairie in south Puget Sound offers one of the few habitats in the world where a two-inch colorful checkered …
Sun., May 12, 2013
Field reports: Michigan paves way for wolf hunting
PREDATORS – Gov. Rick Snyder signed a bill Wednesday that clears the way to schedule Michigan’s first gray wolf hunting season since the resurgent predator, reviled by some as a …
Thu., Oct. 18, 2012
Butterfly, moth collection featured in Rosalia fall festival
In 1965, when James Nebel was a young man, he became the owner and protector of a huge collection of moths and butterflies. At the time it was known as …
Sun., March 11, 2012
Out & About: Irondogging the Iditarod Trail
OUTMUSHINE – Snowmobiler Bob Jones of Kettle Falls started following the Iditarod Sled Dog Race near Anchorage on March 3 in mild 25 degree temperatures, but he soon got a …
Sun., April 3, 2011
Group pegs butterflies as cream of the state’s wildlife crop
Swallowtails, fritillaries and checkerspots aren’t just a passing fancy to members of the Washington Butterfly Association. Cheerfully describing themselves as “birders gone bad,” they plan forays to spot species and …