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In a few days from now the Great Backyard Bird Count will be a happening. This is an important four-day event that takes place annually in February. This year the count will take place from Fe…

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PACIFIC COUNTY — There is a certain order to things. Every year around this time, dark green shoots erupt from the earth, in the same spots from which they emerged in years prior. These little…

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Washington State University entomologist Jennifer Andreas plans to soon petition the USDA to allow a non-native insect be turned loose on an invasive weed that she calls, respectfully, "a beast."

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Every year around Thanksgiving we begin to anticipate the arrival of trumpeter swans on the Peninsula. I like to think of Black lake as swan lake because this is one place where they find refu…

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

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Memories: The crisp smell of late autumn was in the air, and the alder trees were dropping sodden leaves from thin dangling branches. Months before, these same deciduous trees flared from ruby…

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ILWACO — A budding fly fishing business is busy setting up shop in Ilwaco, with grand intentions to grow into one of the biggest distributors in the world.

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WASHINGTON COAST — New restrictions went into effect on Dec.14 for the coastal steelhead fishery after weeks of the Washington State Department of Fish and Wildlife pondering how to handle the…

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ILWACO — Pacific County’s popular recreational Dungeness crab fishery remains mostly open after test results released Dec. 11 found crab inside the Columbia River and Willapa Bay are within sa…

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CORVALLIS — Reality can get skewed when there are so many sources of information — books, magazines, newspapers, nurseries and, most of all, the internet and social media open up lots of room …

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When I first began coming to the Long Beach Peninsula in the 1970s one of my bucket list birds was the band-tailed pigeon. It wasn’t until I bought a place and began to spend as much time as I…

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Nature is amazing, beautiful, educational and interesting. Now that cameras are readily available to most people, it seems like everyone is taking photos including pictures of wildlife.

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A new study finds that removal of dams on the Columbia-Snake river system isn't likely to improve Chinook salmon survival, because salmon survival rates are similar in other regions. Researche…