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Outdoors blog archive for April 5, 2011

TUESDAY, APRIL 5, 2011





Shorebirds are among the many migrants working their way through North America. 
 (File / The Spokesman-Review)

More spring bird festivals coming up

BIRDWATCHING -- The Othello Sandhill Crane Festival is history for a year, but wild friends of another feather are giving birder more reasons to travel across the state: Olympic Birdfest, April 8-10, Sequim, WA A bird watching vacation for beginners to experts, from leisurely strolls...

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Volunteer Sierra Huckins plants a tree during the 2010 Dishman Hills service project.

Join the group to spruce up Dishman Hills

NATURAL AREAS -- Volunteers are signing up for the Dishman Hills Service Project to plant trees, pull weeds, and spruce up the city's much-loved natural area on Saturday from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Several hundred helpers -- individuals and groups -- are expected to...

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Tom Jones, 77, of Spokane Valley,  tosses a fish back into West Medical Lake on Wednesday. “It’s a nice day if I caught a fish or not,” he said. He caught his first trout moments later and gave it to another angler on the ramp. (Dan Pelle / The Spokesman-Review)

Washington dates keep anglers on their toes 

FISHING -- There's no single opening day for fishing in Washington. Fishing seasons open throughout the year, including major waters that open on March 1, April 1 and, of course, the popular lowland trout season that opens the "last Saturday in April." Just to keep...

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