Stories tagged: Nature
Wed., Feb. 21, 2018, 1:23 p.m.
Reader photo: Snow ghost
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.
2017: The year outdoors
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.
Bill Jennings: Snowflakes are winter’s wonderful works of art
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.
TV host Hazen Audel will present ‘Survive the Wild’ at Fox Theater
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.
Local land trust celebrates 26 years, new director at banquet
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.
Lectures ‘bring science and nature’ into prison
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: Outdoor poetry series continues
Wordsmithing By Nature
UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 8, 2017, 9:35 p.m.
Winds, fire, floods and quakes: A nutty run of nature
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.
Wordsmithing by Nature: Poets go deep into the outdoors
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.
Ammi Midstokke: Beauty of nature indisputable – sometimes
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.
Outpeople: Citizen science class lures retired man out and about
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.
Field Reports: Evening outdoor programs at Riverside State Park
The summertime Wednesdays in the Woods programs at Riverside State Park continue this week with a
Thu., May 4, 2017, 6:30 a.m.
In brief: Scientists’ presentation probes wildfires at the Bing
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.
Ice Age Floods geology tour to visit Porcupine Bay landslide
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.
New view of dinosaurs could radically reshape their family tree
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.
Great Barrier Reef bleaching again; scientists say only swift climate action can save it
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.
Big Horn Show brings outdoors inside Expo Center
Sun., Nov. 6, 2016, 11:13 a.m.
Field reports: Pros support Angler Code of Ethics
Sun., Oct. 9, 2016, 2 a.m.
Field reports: Priest Lake drawdown opens river to paddling
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.
Alan Liere: The Nature of Treasure
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.
Dog finds religion in standoff with praying mantis
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.
Owyhee River author passionate for protection
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.
California’s drought and wildfires threaten endangered frog
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.
Biologists remove dead conjoined twin from endangered turtle
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.
Black-footed ferrets return to where they held out in wild
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.
Local novice beekeepers do their part to fight colony collapse
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.
Butterfly walk reveals nature’s artistry
Butterflies are more than just another pretty bug.
Fri., June 17, 2016, 12:59 p.m.
Sue Lani Madsen: ‘Rewilding’ movement is misguided
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.
Diamond in the rough: Mica Peak Conservation Area transitioning to public use
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.
Briefs: Fee-free day offered at forests, parks
On Saturday, in observance of