Category Archives: Nature and wildlife

There’s a Bird in My Yard, What Kind of Bird Is It?

There’s a bird in my yard!  How can I find out what kind of bird it is?

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Completing the Trail at the Yesler Swamp

The name of Henry Yesler is associated with Seattle’s earliest years.  Yesler set up a sawmill in 1853 at the site of today’s Pioneer Square and the mill became the economic engine which gave the small community a reason to … Continue reading

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The Great Backyard Bird Count 2016

Are you in love with birds?  February 12 to 15, 2016, including Valentines Day, is a weekend for those in love — with birds, that is. You can share your love of birds by spending just fifteen minutes per day … Continue reading

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Sunday, Swamp, Soup, Cider

On Sunday, November 22nd at 2 PM everyone is invited to come on a guided walk through northeast Seattle’s wonderful urban amenity, the Yesler Swamp Trail.  The tour will be led by Professor Kern Ewing of the University of Washington’s … Continue reading

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Project FeederWatch 2015

Project FeederWatch is a fun citizen science project that anyone can do.  Set up a feeder, count birds, and report your sightings!  New participants receive the FeederWatch Handbook & Instructions, a Common Feeder Birds poster, a Bird-Watching Days calendar, and … Continue reading

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Following the Birds into Autumn Migration

In the autumn season when we see flocks of birds overhead, we know that cold weather is coming.  The annual migration does not mean that all birds are leaving the Pacific Northwest which is known for its mild winters.  Some … Continue reading

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What We Want to Know: All About Birds

All About Birds is one of the best websites for help with bird identification and for answers to things we want to know about birds. In a recent article on All About Birds about color differences between male and female … Continue reading

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Where Nature Lives

This hummingbird photo along with more than a dozen other framed bird photos is part of an exhibit at Fuel Coffee in Montlake during the month of August 2015. The exhibit is entitled, “Where Nature Lives” by photographer and artist … Continue reading

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The Landscape in Our Pacific Northwest History

The history of the exploration of our Pacific Northwest region is built upon its landscape, including rivers, mountains, natural resources and the use patterns of traditional cultures.  Two recently-released books tell stories of local history, fur traders, explorers, geology and … Continue reading

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In Love with the Trees of Seattle

Are you a Tree Lover?  Do you admire trees and tell others about your favorite trees?  The City of Seattle has a program just for you:  you can become a Tree Ambassador. The Tree Ambassador program is for those who … Continue reading

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