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This former ghost town on the fringes of LAX is now teeming with owls, legless lizards and butterflies

When the Los Angeles beachfront community of Surfridge disappeared decades ago to make way for the jet age, nature was slow to reclaim the sandy dunes and upscale lots that …


Ask Dr. Universe: Why do owls rotate their heads?

While owls might not be able to move their eyeballs around like you can, they more than make up for this by turning their heads, which gives them a really …


Reader photo: HOO’s there?

Submit your own outdoors-related photographs for a chance to be published in our weekly print edition.


100 years ago in Spokane: Sportsmen target magpies, crows, coyotes, hawks and owls along county roads to help preyed-on birds

Spokane sportsmen declared war on the so-called “enemies of game birds.” They planned to go gunning for magpies, crows, coyotes, hawks and owls, which they believed to prey on the …


After attracting birders, rare hawk owl killed near Okanogan

A northern hawk owl, a rare sighting in the Inland Northwest, was found dead on tribal lands near the Okanogan River last week after it had attracted scores of birdwatchers …


Creepy creatures of Halloween deserve respect, wildlife officials say

European folklore influences how we think about wildlife. A U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service program distinguishes myth from fact for six Halloween creatures.


Timing is of the essence for many wild animals

Winter doesn’t put a chill on the reproductive instincts of certain wild critters. When you’re hot, you’re hot, even if the temperatures are not. Critters such as wolves and great …


Timing is of the essence for many wild animals

Winter doesn’t put a chill on the reproductive instincts of certain wild critters. When you’re hot you’re hot even if the temperatures are not.


Out & About: Timelybriefs on fishing, hunting, nature

CdA ranks 9th in U.S. for bass OUTSTANDING – Bass fishing at Lake Coeur d’Alene is getting national attention this week as the North Idaho lake was listed No. 9 …


Snowy owls give Oregon surprise visit

BEND, Ore. – Wildlife scientists are puzzling over the appearance of the snowy owl in Oregon, a bird rarely seen in the state. The owls are usually found in Alaska …


Rescuer’s act of kindness expands to save barn owls

On any given day in the spring, a shed surrounded by rolling vineyards on the fringe of Kennewick holds about 20 young barn owls. They’re confined until they grow big …


Owls have a hoot making winter babies

Several of the 11 owl species that inhabit most parts of Idaho and the region are already well into their courtship and production of a new generation, according to Jim …


Owl Hoot event Saturday in CdA

Owls and the 1910 fires is the topic of the third annual Owl Hoot program Saturday in Coeur d’Alene. The event runs from 6 p.m. to 7:30 at the Bureau …


Digging for key to burrowing owl decline

Experts from across the U.S. attending the burrowing owl symposium last month in Umatilla, Ore., may have outnumbered the species’ dwindling population in the Mid-Columbia. Thirty-five wildlife specialists concerned about …


Biologists raise owls by the barrel

Artificial burrows might help turn the tide on declining burrowing owl numbers in Washington Volunteers are helping state and federal biologists encourage more of the owls to nest by expanding …


Winter wildlife in a family way

January and February might seem to put a chill on love in the great outdoors, but winter clearly arouses interest among some critters. Great horned owls have been having a …


Program offers owl insight

Owls will be coming out of the dark to shed some light on their species next weekend for a free program at Lake Coeur d’Alene. “Because they are most active …