The Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge attracts thousands of species of migrating birds every year. Inside the Wildlife Center, you can take part in programs and classes, and also explore exhibits about local nature.
By Leslee Jaquette Ah-ha! Just as I thought! Over anxious, over-controlling parents really put the kibosh on kids’ play. Yes, the good old days were the “good old days” when many of us ran outside to play and didn’t come home until dinner. Then, after bolting dinner, we headed back outside for torturing fireflies and […]
It’s that time of year in the San Juan’s…ling, halibut, and prawns. Halibut and prawns are open on selective dates, so read the regs before you go. Last Friday’s opener was pretty good for flatties, and prawns have been productive, depending on where you are. I like to bust out the tuna heads from last […]
The Farm and Ranch Tour visits three to four farms around Central Oregon, starting at Savory Spice Shop in the Old Mill District. The tours start at noon and last 3 to 4 hours. Meet at Savory Spice Shop in the Old Mill District, 375 SW Powerhouse Dr., Bend, Oregon. Cost: $65 per person View event website […]
The Portland Jazz Festival, from PDX Jazz, celebrates Black History Month Feb. 18-March 1 with a series of concerts and events presented over two weeks every February. Dedicated to preserving America’s indigenous art form by presenting internationally recognized jazz masters alongside local musicians, the festival includes education and outreach programs that extend into Portland’s schools and […]
By Leslee Jaquette Wearing dark shades, my grown son and my middle-aged cousin crouch amongst acres of red tulips in the spring sunshine. Looking more like Mafia thugs than Anne Geddes babies (tots photographed in flower costumes), the guys oblige me with a big smile for the camera. Photographing my rugged menfolk amidst a sea […]
Experience Washington’s coastal wildlife and scenery from a spectacular sea-level perspective—world-class kayaking in the San Juan Islands. The only sounds are those from nature and the occasional splash of a paddle as you search for water-dwelling creatures—orca whales, sea lions, seals, porpoises, otters, starfish, anemones, sea urchins, sea cucumbers, and even octopus (for orcas, May […]
EarthTalk® E – The Environmental Magazine Dear EarthTalk: While working to protect public land from resource extraction and development seems to be the focus of many environmental groups, what is being done to preserve and protect private property—the majority of our land—across the country? — Jim Friedland, Bath, ME Indeed, private property makes up […]