Stories tagged: Nature
Wed., Feb. 21, 2018, 1:23 p.m.
Donald Sewell came across this ice-covered tree on Mount Spokane, Jan. 30. Called a snow ghost, this tree is covered in ice called rime. The ghostly shapes are formed when …
Sun., Dec. 31, 2017, 5:45 a.m.
A lot of ground was covered in the Great Outdoors in 2017, but no one accomplished a more skillful feat than rock-jock Alex Honnold.
Sat., Nov. 18, 2017, 5:55 a.m.
A recent snowfall evoked recall of a past experience that aroused my curiosity. So I looked into it.
UPDATED: Sun., Oct. 29, 2017, 1:07 p.m.
Most people will need a few Google searches to peg where Hazen Audel has survived the elements in 2017.
Thu., Sept. 21, 2017, 5:25 a.m.
The Inland Northwest Land Conservancy is celebrating its 26th year of preserving the region’s water quality and the open-space values of working farms and forests with a fundraising banquet on …
UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 17, 2017, 9:02 p.m.
More than 20 inmates at the Snake River Correctional Institution minimum-security facility were given the chance to take part in some community education when two presenters from local wildlife and …
Wed., Sept. 13, 2017
Wordsmithing By Nature
UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 8, 2017, 9:35 p.m.
With four big hurricanes, a powerful earthquake and wildfires, it seems that nature recently has just gone nuts.
Thu., Aug. 31, 2017, 11:55 a.m.
For thousands of years, poets have written about the outdoors. Sometimes, they praise scenery and wildness; sometimes, they compare humanity to nature. Poets from Hesiod and Homer to Basho and …
Sat., July 29, 2017, 5:55 a.m.
When I moved back into the woods, I had this impression that I would be traipsing around the wilderness in a flowing dress singing old Disney tunes while birds and …
Fri., July 28, 2017, 5:25 a.m.
Traveling into the woods and wilds with folks you have never met can be a gamble, so it’s always nice to stumble on to a guy like Stephen Ford.
Sun., July 2, 2017, 5 a.m.
The summertime Wednesdays in the Woods programs at Riverside State Park continue this week with a
Thu., May 4, 2017, 6:30 a.m.
An hour-long, multi-media, traveling presentation that confronts the trend of huge wildfires, will be in Spokane on Thursday sponsored by The Lands Council and Vaagen Bros. timber company.
Sun., April 23, 2017, 6 a.m.
The recent landslide at Porcupine Bay above the Spokane Arm of Lake Roosevelt has added a new “geology at work” opportunity to an
Thu., March 23, 2017, 9:53 a.m.
The dinosaur family tree may need to be radically rewritten – and even uprooted and replanted elsewhere, a new analysis of about 75 different species shows.
Wed., March 15, 2017, 5:36 p.m.
Last year the Great Barrier Reef saw unprecedented bleaching due to extremely warm ocean temperatures. It was the reef’s third and worst severe bleaching event. But now, scientists say, yet …
Sun., March 12, 2017, 6 a.m.
Sun., Nov. 6, 2016, 11:13 a.m.
Sun., Oct. 9, 2016, 2 a.m.
Priest Lake’s slow drawdown to winter level began Saturday evening. Flows were increased from Outlet Dam to lower the lake 3 feet from its full pool at elevation 2,437.6 feet.
Wed., Oct. 5, 2016, 7:30 p.m.
When my grandchildren were younger, I took them on walks in the woods surrounding my home. This was not because I was a particularly energetic grandparent, but because if they …
Sun., Oct. 2, 2016, 2 a.m.
A praying mantis is a tough dude among bugs. It’s born to fight, not to flee even a bone-crunching dog.
Sat., Sept. 24, 2016, 3:29 p.m.
The rugged, wild Owyhee River canyonlands of southern Oregon are remote and easy to put out of mind.
Sat., Aug. 20, 2016, 9:37 p.m.
A half-century ago, hundreds of streams cascading down the San Gabriel, San Bernardino and San Jacinto mountains in California were packed with fist-size mountain yellow-legged frogs competing for mating rights. …
Thu., Aug. 18, 2016, 12:49 p.m.
Marine biologists in southern Italy have separated conjoined twin loggerhead turtles and released the surviving newborn into the Mediterranean Sea.
Wed., July 27, 2016, 9 p.m.
Long gone from these parts, black-footed ferrets still appear on Meeteetse’s town logo, in a bronze sculpture downtown and even on coffee mugs from a downtown restaurant, remembered for when …
Mon., July 25, 2016, 5 p.m.
Hundreds of local residents are taking beekeeping classes at the Spokane County Washington State University Extension in hopes of pollinating their gardens, having access to fresh honey or combating honey …
Sat., July 16, 2016, 4:08 p.m.
Butterflies are more than just another pretty bug.
Fri., June 17, 2016, 12:59 p.m.
The concept of “rewilding” is gaining prominence, but Sue Lani Madsen says the movement to return large swaths of land to its “natural” state ignores history and the adaptability of …
Sat., June 11, 2016, 7:44 p.m.
The Federal Aviation Administration’s white navigational radar dome has drawn attention to the summit of Mica Peak since it was built by the Air Force in the 1950s. Now the …
Wed., June 8, 2016, 12:34 p.m.
On Saturday, in observance of