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It has been a few weeks since I began to see fledglings, especially waterfowl babies out and about on the ponds or munching on grasses and plants at the water’s edge. Lady Junco and her babies…

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Being isolated from the coronavirus pandemic gave lots of time to reminisce about remarkable changes that have transformed the world and reshaped our lives since the 1930s. They’re changes mos…

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CORVALLIS — Care for chickens correctly and they’ll reward you with cartons full of fresh eggs. Get it wrong and the eggs stop coming.

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We are now seeing fledgling waterfowl in the ponds, sloughs and lakes of the Long Beach Peninsula. Canada geese are parading their young families for all to see. The newly hatched, fluffy, yel…

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My friend Steve Romero is one of those undeterred guys who steps off a trail and plunges into the deep underbrush in pursuit of wild ingredients: fiddlehead ferns, watercress and the allusive …

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ASTORIA — On March 11, it was business as usual in the KMUN studio. The annual Spring Membership Drive started with the programmers talking up the station in the hopes that listeners would cal…

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Throughout the Pacific Northwest, there are dozens of talented writers, illustrators and locally-focused books. Here are some local librarians’ favorite local reads.

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Oregon, Washington and 17 other states can sue the Trump administration over revisions to the Endangered Species Act, a federal judge ruled Monday.

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Ochre sea stars are relatively large sea stars, with five arms and a rough surface, the short spines on the upper surface arranged in wavy patterns. Most of them are either orange (ochre) or p…

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The “new normal” is creating all kinds of interesting happenings. The other day I received an email from my car’s app indicating that the battery needed attention. The cure was to take it for …

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In some areas of the country, restrictions brought about and made necessary in the fight against the covid-19 virus are gradually being lifted, but many are not taking advantage of this increa…

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Think like a bear, and remove anything that could smell good (to a bear) or look like food. Remember — bears can smell food from miles away. Bears also have great memories, and once they’ve fo…