Stories tagged: Nature
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
Sat., May 28, 2016, 4:30 p.m.
North Cascades Institute leading outdoor education for 30 years
The North Cascades Institute, which offers active nature education courses for all ages in the park, will celebrate its 30th anniversary this summer, around the same time the National Park …
Sat., May 28, 2016, 4:22 p.m.
Glacier Institute experience fun and enlightening, Spokane group says
Many national parks have institutes for extended learning in the country’s finest natural classrooms, and Glacier National Park is no exception. Several Inland Northwest couples who attended the Montana Master …
Wed., May 11, 2016, 2:45 p.m.
Reader photo: Fluff and stuff
A marsh wren collects the cattail seed fluff to line the inside of its nest at Turnbull NWR.
Wed., May 4, 2016, 1:18 p.m.
Reader photo of the week: Great blue heron keeps lookout at Fernan Lake
A great blue heron perched on a pine at Fernan Lake last week.
Wed., April 27, 2016, 1:29 p.m.
Briefs: Volunteers to spruce up Turnbull Refuge
The annual community work party to plant trees and shrubs and other projects at Turnbull National Wildlife Refuge south of Cheney is set for 9 a.m.-noon on Saturday.
Sat., April 16, 2016, 5 p.m.
Grouse strut stuff in spring spectacle
Party-like dancing, strutting and squabbles for the attention of females is underway throughout the West this month, not just in taverns, but also in the grasslands and sagebrush landscapes.
Sat., April 16, 2016, 4:14 p.m.
Scat explains smile on coyote’s face
Holy crap! While shed hunters are combing the woods for huge discarded antlers this spring, Tina Wynecoop scored a scat that looked like a 13-inch-long rope with a half dozen …
Sat., April 9, 2016, midnight
Expected bumper crop of mushrooms spells new rules, permits
Inland Northwest national forests swept by 2015 wildfires are gearing up with rules, permits and educational pamphlets as officials expect a spring rush of mushroom gatherers. A bumper crop of …
Sun., March 27, 2016, 4 a.m.
What if the great outdoors isn’t the greatest? Religious leaders weigh in on ‘Nature is my church’ notion
“Nature is my church” is a common refrain in the Inland Northwest, but religious leaders say church isn’t about the building or place, it’s about the being with the people …
Wed., March 16, 2016, 3:36 p.m.
Seattle photographer shares his passion in book, ‘The Living Bird’
Gerrit Vyn unfolds his 6-foot-8-inch frame from his Jeep and heads for the rocky shoreline along Duwamish Head, camera and tripod on his shoulder. He settles into position, oblivious to …
Wed., March 16, 2016, 12:48 p.m.
In brief: Idaho kayaker rescued on Potlatch River; next stop jail
A Boise-area kayaker
Wed., March 9, 2016, 2:06 p.m.
In brief: Dishman Hills hikes celebrate 50 years of conservation
CONSERVATION – The Dishman Hills Conservancy is organizing free group hikes among other events to celebrate 50 years of the group’s efforts to preserve a cherished swath of natural area …