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

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Wig in Your Ear or Ear in Your Wig?

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Idaho Country Wildlife

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NORTH AMERICAN PORCUPINE

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Bullfrog – BIG!

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font-style: italic;
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padding: 0px 20px 0px;
text-align: center;

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color: #fff;
font-family: Raleway, serif;
text-transform: uppercase;
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font-size: 20px !important;
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height: 100%;
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color: #fff;
position: absolute;
bottom: 3px;
left: 3px;
border: 1px solid #ffffff;
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-moz-border-radius: 3px;
border-radius: 3px;
padding: 3px 5px;

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outline: none;
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margin-top: 5px;
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background-color: rgba(0, 0, 0, 0.7);
transition: all 0.4s ease-in-out;

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opacity: 0;
font-family: Raleway, serif;
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opacity: 0;
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transition: all 0.2s ease-in-out;
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/* */

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transition: .3s ease-in-out;
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filter: grayscale(100%) blur(3px);
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transition: all .7s ease-in-out;
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opacity: 0;
transform: scale(0);
transition: all 0.5s linear;
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transform: scale(10);
opacity: 0;
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opacity: 1;
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transform: scale(1);
opacity: 1;
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position: relative !important;
height: 100%;
/* cursor: pointer;*/
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max-width: 100%;
position: relative;
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-webkit-transition: all 600ms cubic-bezier(0.645, 0.045, 0.355, 1);
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position: absolute;
width: 100%;
/* height: 70px;*/
/* bottom: -70px;*/
height: 50%;
bottom: -50%;
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transition: all 300ms cubic-bezier(0.645, 0.045, 0.355, 1);
top: inherit;
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bottom: 0;
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.view-forth:hover img {
top: -30px;
}

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.view-fifth .view-fifth-wrapper img {
display: block;
position: relative;
}

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overflow: hidden;
height: 100%;
}

.view-fifth .view-fifth-wrapper .mask {
display: none;
position: absolute;
background: #333;
background: rgba(75, 75, 75, 0.7);
width: 100%;
height: 100%;
}

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margin: 1% 0;
padding: 0;
list-style: none;
list-style-type: none !important;

}

#filters li {
float: left;
list-style-type: none !important;
}

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margin-left: 0px;
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#filters li span {
display: block;
text-decoration: none;
cursor: pointer;
}

.album_categories {
list-style-type: none;
margin: 0;
padding: 0;
overflow: hidden;
padding-top: 5px;
}

/*========= sharing buttons ============*/

.album_socials {
position: relative;
top: 3px;
width: 100px;
height: 28px;
margin: 0 auto;
}

.album_socials .rwd-share-buttons {
top: 0px !important;
width: 100% !important;
margin: 0px !important;
}

.album_socials a {
text-decoration: underline !important;
}

.gallery_images, .album_image_place {
margin-top: 15px;
margin-top: 15px;
}

#rwd-share-facebook:hover {
background-position: 0 -31px !important;
}

#rwd-share-twitter:hover {
background-position: -31px 32px !important;
}

#rwd-share-googleplus:hover {
background-position: -66px -31px !important;
}

.rwd-share-buttons li, .rwd-share-buttons li a {
width: 26px !important;
border: 0px !important;
}

.rwd-share-buttons {
top: 0 !important;
}

.img_link_btn {
position: absolute;
z-index: 99999;
bottom: 0;
left: 0;
right: 0;
width: 100%;
padding: 8px;
}

.rwd-title {
padding: 10px 0px !important;
}

@media only screen and (max-width: 475px) {
.rwd-share-buttons {
top: -25px !important;
}

.rwd-title-text {
line-height: 15px;
}
}

/*========= hover style ===========*/

#hover {
color: rgba(188, 175, 204, 0.9);
}

h2#testimonials {
color: #fffae3;
}

div#all {
width: 100%;
height: 100%;
}

.view img {
height: auto;
}

.view {
color: #fff;
margin: 0 10px 10px 0;
overflow: hidden;
position: relative;
text-align: center;
float: left;
cursor: default;
border: 1px solid #ccc;
}

.view-wrapper {
height: 100%;
}

.view img {
display: block;
position: relative;
transition: all 0.2s linear;
height: 100%;
width: auto;
max-width: 100%;
margin: 0 auto;
}

.mask-text h2 {
font-size: 20px !important;
margin-top: 20px !important;
}

/* view 1 */

.view-first .text-category, .view-first .mask-text h2, .view-first .mask-text p {
color: #fff;
}

/* view 2 */
.view-second .text-category, .view-second .mask-text h2, .view-second p {
color: #333;
}

.view-second .mask-text h2 {
border-bottom: 1px solid #333;
}

/* view 3*/
.view-third .mask {
background-color: #ccc;
transition: all 0.5s linear;
opacity: 0;
color: #333;
}

.view-third h2 {
border-bottom: 1px solid #333;
background: transparent;
margin: 20px 40px 0px 40px;
transform: scale(0);
color: #333;
transition: all 0.5s linear;
opacity: 0;
}

.view-third p {
color: #333;
opacity: 0;
transform: scale(0);
transition: all 0.5s linear;
}

.view-third .text-category {
color: #333;
}

/* view 4 */

.view-forth .mask-bg {
background: #333;
width: 100%;
height: 100%;
position: absolute;
top: 0;
left: 0;
}

.view-forth .mask-text {
color: #fff;
position: relative;
z-index: 500;
padding: 5px 8px;
}

.view-forth .mask-text h2 {
margin: 0px;
font-size: 13px;
padding: 2px;
color: #fff;
}

.view-forth .mask-text h2:hover {
cursor: pointer;
}

.view-forth .text-category {
display: block;
font-size: 15px;
color: #fff;
}

.view-forth p {
color: #fff;
}

/* view 5 */
.view-fifth .text-category, .view-fifth .text-category *, .view-fifth .mask-text h2, .view-fifth .mask-text p {
color: #fff;
}

Bullfrog from koi pond

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

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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: /*===== general options =========*/ a { box-shadow: none !important; } .view *, .album_categories *, .album_back_button *, #album_disabled_layer { font-family: sans-serif, Arial, Verdana, Sylfaen !important; } #album_disabled_layer { display: none; position: absolute; width: 100%; […]

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

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