Washington

Savannah sparrow, Union Bay Natural Area, Washington

Photo of the Day: Just a Touch of Yellow

This Photo of the Day was donated by a participant in the annual National Wildlife Photo Contest. See more photos or sign up for the 42nd Annual National Wildlife Photo …

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A Rare Look at Baby Great Horned Owls

Washington State University’s Veterinary Teaching Hospital is nursing nine baby great horned owls back to health: The young babies–five from one nest and four from another–are being hand-fed until they …

Train tracks already run along the Columbia. Tracks like these would cary the coal laden trains along the river. Photo: Bryn Fluharty

Coal Export Threatens a Pacific Northwest Legacy

The Columbia River is a Pacific Northwest legacy. Its mighty waters have inspired songs like the Washington State folk song ‘Roll on, Columbia, Roll on,’ which brings lyrical majesty to …

An Orca breaches near Washington State's San Juan Islands (photo: TheGirlsNY/flickr.com)

Protect the Northwest’s Endangered Orcas from Dirty Coal

Coal exports threaten the health of people and wildlife in the Pacific Northwest. Speak up now to protect Orcas and other endangered species.

Looking out at Mt Rainier as the Sun Rises. Photo By: Bryn Fluharty

A Mountain Wonderland

Just because it is winter doesn’t mean that you have to stay inside! There are many ways Be Out There and explore even if it is cold out! This past …

Hike and Seek – Getting Outdoors With a Kid in Your Life This Weekend

By Larry Schweiger As a child I was fortunate enough to spend many hours outdoors with my father, who was a dog trainer and hunter. My dad died more than …

Extreme Heat in Summer 2010: A Window on the Future

Could the sweltering summer of 2010 be considered mild compared to the typical summers of the future? It depends on whether America & nations around the world act now to …

New Tourist More Than DC Can Bear?

Here in the Washington, DC area, we’re used to a summer tourist invasion. But this may be a bit much — a bear spotted less than two miles northwest of …

Irony: Record Daily Steelhead Counts At Bonneville Dam Due To Heat Wave

The old daily record at the giant Dam on the Columbia River near Portland, Oregon was around, 14,000 steelhead trout.  So what is the new peak of 34,000 fish in …

Stuffed Animals Help Baby Beavers

Animal rescue always has the risk of wild animals becoming too dependent on humans.  To save some baby beaver kits, PAWS Wildlife Center in Lynnwood, WA found that stuffed animals helped. …

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