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Quiz: Which Iconic Winter Animal Are You?

Answer seven questions to see which iconic winter animal channels your inner self! Read more amazing winter blogs!

A group of elk in front of a snowy backdrop, with one elk front and center.

Nine Wildlife Wins in 2020

It’s true that the past year has been dominated by headlines of gloom and doom. The disruption, uncertainty, and extreme hardship that has resulted from the global pandemic and economic …

Oysters growing on oyster castles in a clear river

Greening the Grey to Grow More Oysters in the Bay

Oysters grow throughout the saltier parts of the Chesapeake Bay. They filter the water, provide ideal habitat for juvenile fish and crabs, and are pretty tasty on a dinner plate. …

Mosquito on Flower

What Purpose do Mosquitoes Serve?

It’s often said that mosquitoes serve no purpose other than to annoy humans. This is easy to believe as you are swatting away these bothersome insects while trying to enjoy …

A sockeye salmon swims in Redfish Lake.

Who Was Lonesome Larry?

Summer is at its peak, bringing with it soaring temperatures and relentless heat. In recent years, we’ve shattered heat records across the Northwest. Not surprisingly, people are thinking about climate …

hummingbird eating mosquitoes

Meet the Squad of Mosquito-Eating Species

Mosquitoes are unwanted visitors to our backyards, but nature can offer solutions that don’t involve chemicals or bug sprays. Often overlooked and under-appreciated, the following wildlife species are especially helpful …

Which Shark Species are You?

Sharks have an undeserved bad reputation. Take our quiz to find out which shark channels your inner self and learn more about these amazing wild animals! Want to learn more …

Bison: At the Heart of the Montana Water Rights Protection Act

Also known as the Flathead Water Compact, this legislation will give management of the National Bison Range to the Salish and Kootenai tribes—where it belongs. A positive, forward-looking approach to …

Facts About the “Murder Hornet”

Recent documentation of the Asian giant hornet (Vespa mandarinia) in Canada and Washington state have prompted questions and concern about the species. While invasive non-native species are a real problem …

QUIZ: Marks on Bark

Here’s some animal Tree-via for you this Arbor Day. Can you guess what made these marks on bark? Looking for more ways to celebrate? Leaf through these 9 fun facts …

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