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10 Washington Birds to See Near Your Home

Signs of spring are popping up all across Washington. My home in Olympia has been surrounded by birdsong every morning as our avian neighbors get ready for the breeding season!…

Trail Log

Exploring Washington State from Home: Activities You Can Do Right Now

Exploring looks and feels different these days. We’re getting used to social distancing, new routines and staying home more than usual. Fortunately, staying home doesn’t have to be too boring….


Visiting Othello for the Sandhill Crane Festival

NOTE: This event has been canceled for 2020. The Columbia National Wildlife Refuge begins in the small eastern Washington farming community of Othello. From the bustling Main Street, the refuge…

Leon the Adventure Kitty, Explore Washington State

Adventure Kitty: Leon

We hope you enjoy this guest post written by Megan, @leonadventurecat about her experience with adopting, and harnessing her new kitten. I hadn’t had a single thought about getting a…

Turnball National Wildlife Refuge

Turnbull National Wildlife Refuge

The Turnbull National Wildlife Refuge covers an expansive 18,000 acres in the Channeled Scablands, and contains an uncommon ecosystem, including “basalt outcrops, flood eroded channels, and ponderosa pine forests.” With…

Point Ruston Docks Tacoma Washington

Sea Lion Sunrise in Tacoma

Apparently no one told the sea lions that folks in Tacoma like to sleep in on Saturdays… hard to complain about this view though…

alligator Predators of the Heart

Predators of the Heart

Predators of the Heart is a special animal refuge located in Anacortes, Washington. They are a non-profit organization that is dedicated to nurturing and helping “all species of wild animals…

Damon Point

Damon Point and Oyhut Wildlife Area

There’s something about getting out into the wilderness that refreshes the mind and the body. A little dirt and fresh air helps us put a new perspective on life and…

Point Defiance Park in Tacoma Washington

Point Defiance Park

Point Defiance Park in nestled at the end of the scenic Ruston Way Waterwalk in the north end of Tacoma, and is home to three of the city’s most popular…