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Volunteer work party Saturday at Turnbull Refuge

NATURE -- 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, April 30. The Spokane Audubon Society and Friends of Turnbull are helping the refuge's ongoing...

Trumpeter swans back at Turnbull Refuge

WILDLIFE WATCHING -- In what's become an expected annual event, trumpeter swans beckoned by ice-free waters have returned to Turnbull National Wildlife Refuge. Here's a Valentine's Day (Sunday) report from reader Barbara Morrissey: Six trumpeter swans arrived 2/14/16 afternoon at about 4 p.m., with their...

Springtime at Turnbull

Signs of spring emerge on a sunny, windy day at Turnbull Wildlife Refuge in 2010.

Field Reports: Oregon wolf dies from parvovirus

CRITTERS – The first case of parvovirus in Oregon wolves has been documented by the Oregon State University Veterinary Diagnostic Lab. The wolf known as OR19, found dead by Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife biologists on May 19, died of complications of canine parvovirus, according to the lab’s preliminary report.

Field Reports: Priest Lake fish plan to be presented at meeting

FISHING – As a divisive debate on managing non-native lake trout with native cutthroats and popular kokanee at Priest Lake continues, Idaho Fish and Game officials will hold a public meeting Thursday in Priest River. Biologists will present an evaluation of the fisheries and the results of opinion surveys starting at 7 p.m. at Priest River Senior Center, 339 W. Jackson Center.

Out & About: Three of five cygnets survive at Turnbull

OUTTRUMPET – A young trumpeter swan was found dead on an island at Turnbull National Wildlife Refuge last week with no cause of death evident. The carcass has been sent to a health lab for analysis. That leaves three of the five cygnets that hatched in June still swimming in the pools near the refuge headquarters.