Mar. 22—With spring coming into full swing, birds will be migrating to Washington state, occupying residents' bird feeders. One bird in particular to keep an eye out for is the hummingbird. Hummingbirds are the smallest migrating bird, according to the Seattle Audubon Center. While in flight, their wings flutter up to 80 times a second in a figure-eight motion and up to 30 mph, according to ...
The hobby of wildlife observation has been a dying pastime except perhaps to a few introverted birdwatchers and those trying to spare their urban chickens from the urban coyotes. There is a common assumption that to see wildlife, we must venture into the wild and weather all matter of danger, and what with our clanking Nalgene bottles and yapping children, the animals will scurry a safe distance from our cacophony of “nature viewing.”
Buck Domitrovich took this photo of a rough-legged hawk leaving its perch east of Davenport, Washington, on Sunday. It will be flying back north and won’t return until late October or November, he wrote.
Ammi Midstokke has a flourishing love-hate relationship with misery. She opens doors to it; embraces, loathes and embellishes it; makes fun of it, and learns a thing or two through each grin and grimace. This is what intrigued me about her and her writing.
In an attempt to boost survival, the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife will use a barge next month to move about 20,000 Tucannon River spring chinook smolts through the Snake and Columbia rivers hydrosystem.
Solo hiking will be banned from Nepal’s national parks starting next month, a move that the country’s tourism board said would reduce the risks for the tens of thousands of adventure seekers who travel to the Himalayan country each year.
In a broad, snow-kissed valley near the impossibly wide Columbia River two biologists hunt for disease amidst signs of slaughter. It’s late January and Annemarie Prince and Ben Turncock, two Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife biologists, are digging through the corpse of a deer looking for its lymph nodes. It’s bloody and smelly work since he deer most likely was killed by coyotes, an animal not known for tidy eating habits.
A 14-foot trailer and three dumpsters — one 30-yard and two 20-yard containers — filled with bison entrails, hides and bones were hauled from the Gardiner Basin to the Gallatin County landfill near Logan last week.