Warm Weather Brings Out the Bite!

Warm, sunny weather has at last returned to the great Northwest; no rain in the forecast for almost another week. Time to get out the shorts and sun tan lotion. Our wildlife is happy for the change in environmental conditions as well. Goldfinches, grosbeaks, rufous hummingbirds and a lovely assortment of avians are returning to […]

Happy Mother’s Day

Canada Geese Family

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Wig in Your Ear or Ear in Your Wig?

NO! It’s an Earwig: Earwig Female

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Earwig Female

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Earwig Male

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Earwig Male

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Idaho Country Wildlife

Townsend’s Ground Squirrel

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Townsend’s Ground Squirrel

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Mountain Cottontail Rabbit

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American Badger

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Multicolored Centipede

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Western Fence Lizard

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NORTH AMERICAN PORCUPINE

North American Porcupine

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North American Porcupine

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Crested Procupine

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Bullfrog – BIG!

Bullfrog from koi pond

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Bullfrog

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I’ve come across some big frogs before but nothing like this giant amphibian I managed to catch in my backyard koi pond! He’s a doozy.
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Dall’s Sheep and Beluga Point

Dall’s Sheep Ram

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Dall’s Sheep Ewe

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Under the Tree Bark

The next time you’re out and about in the forest take some time and look a bit closer at that fallen log: Fallen Tree

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Under the bark

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Tiger Worms

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Feral Pigs and Wild Boars

These animals have been in the news quite a bit lately especially in southern states where their numbers have exploded. Their range has now extended into Oregon and Washington as well. And this is one “invasive” species that does a lot of environmental damage and has potential to harm humans as well. I put the […]

IDENTIFYING SNAKES AND LIZARDS

IDENTIFYING SNAKES AND LIZARDS – The Basics Snake Ventral Scales

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Snake Dorsal Scales

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Snake ID 1

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Snake ID 2

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Lizard ID 1

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Lizard ID 1

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