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These days, the fields of the Long Beach Peninsula are “fields of gold.” They are producing valuable nuggets for anyone interested in birds. Last week, nine western meadowlarks, which are cons…

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OLYMPIA — The Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission voted last week in support of fishery managers’ plans to consider the dietary needs of endangered orcas when they set this year’s salmon-f…

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SEAVIEW — If you drift at the whims of the sea, sometimes things aren’t going to work out so well. Large numbers of jellyfish have been paying the price in recent weeks.

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January surf has driven large numbers of moon jellyfish onto local beaches.

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Since at least Nov. 15, 2018, a lone snow goose has been keeping company with a small flock of about 21 greater white-fronted geese. They seem to have chosen our area for their winter place of…

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If you have ever had the urge to contribute to science, a total lunar eclipse offers a great opportunity.

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This has been the first year I have been able to witness the phenomenon known as “king tides” and the possible effects on the birds. King tides are higher than our average high tides. Accordin…

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OLYMPIA — The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission is offering two free days in January, when visitors to state parks will not need a Discover Pass for day-use visits.

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9:30-10 a.m. each day: Meet in the Cafe Room for coffee, tea and “Considering Our History” with Sydney Stevens. Each week Stevens will lead the group in a discussion about the challenges and s…

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“Dogs’ lives are too short. Their only fault, really.”

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Downy woodpeckers love suet because it is especially energizing during our colder winter months. Other birds, such as house sparrows also love it and they tend to hog suet feeders and aggressi…

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Yesterday while making a beach run for shorebirds, a surprise turned up. It was perched on one of the eagle perches in the dunes. It was very small, but looked interesting. Closer inspection w…

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PENINSULA — Twenty amazing artists in 15 venues are opening their home studios and galleries Thanksgiving weekend. Whether you’re shopping small, hoping to meet interesting people or just want…

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ILWACO — How does one get into the total spirit of the entire holiday season? One fantastic way is to attend Water Music Society’s annual Christmas concert on Sunday, Dec. 2, at the festive In…

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As winter approaches and fall migration begins to wane there is still excitement in the birding world. Feeders and birdbaths continue to bring our feathered friends into our lives. It is a per…

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Nicole Apelian holds the tally stick she marked for each day in the Canadian wilderness during the TV survival show “Alone 2.” She says she has found ways to lead a “joyful life,” combining mi…

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I can absolutely forgive you for serving canned cranberry sauce if you’re living in an underground bunker while cockroach-people feast on the remains of our collapsed civilization, if everyone…

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There are competing schools of thought as to the inspiration for J.R.R. Tolkien’s visions of Mordor in his epic fantasy trilogy, “Lord of the Rings.”

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ILWACO — Winter weather brings winter storms and the winter storms of the past brought many ships to ground along the coast of the Long Beach Peninsula. The Columbia Pacific Heritage Museum — …

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ILWACO — Columbia River salmon and steelhead sport fisheries will reopen Jan. 1 from Buoy 10 to State Route 395 in Pasco, the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife said last week.

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PACIFIC COUNTY — Each year during Thanksgiving, food banks in Pacific County run out of bread. This year you can help. Saturday, Nov. 17, is Family Volunteer Day and across the county families…