Quick Guide to Common Western Wasps

In a Toad’s Eye Reptiles / Amphibians of Afghanistan Paper Wasp, Polistes aruifer

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Bald Faced Hornet, Dolichovespula maculata

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Western Yellow Jacket, Vespula penslyvanica

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Animal Books You Will Enjoy

In a Toad’s Eye This one is fiction but fiction based in truth. A series of short stories each based on an actual event with an animal or animals as the inspiring muse. I like to call it the confluence of Wild Kingdom and the Twilight Zone with a generous dose of humor. Available in […]

My Favorite Millipede

Roly Poly

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Oregon Millipede

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Andrognathidae Millipede

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Red Millipede

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Yellow Spotted Millipede1

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Yellow Spotted Millipede2

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Crow Fight

Crow Fly In

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Crows Eating

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Crow Confrontation

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Crow Fight!

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The Hidden Life of Trees by Peter Wohlleben

Every now and then, every rare now and then you have the fortune to read a book that significantly transforms the way you view the world. Such is the case with The Hidden Life of Trees. Wohlleben, a German forester, once viewed these plentiful organisms much like you and I – beautiful to look at […]

A Visit to MT Rainier National Park

Caddis Fly Larvae

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Tailed Frog

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Pica

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Hoary Marmot

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Mountain Goat

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MEMORIAL DAY

Memorial Day Salute

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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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