When “I Speak for the Trees” Means the Climate, Too.

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Our Pacific Northwest forests can help reduce climate disruption.

Becoming a Citizen Scientist

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Citizen scientists brave a hailstorm. Photo by Wendy Feltham. After a career as an elementary school principal, I moved to Port Townsend and surprised myself...

Songbirds of Port Townsend

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With the spring "dawn chorus" in full swing, we thought it would be appropriate to rerun local photographer and Land Trust Natural History Society...

Beautiful Banded Brant

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Photographer and naturalist Wendy Feltham from Port Townsend helps us better understand the geese that we so often take for granted.

Grrr: Attorney General Bob Ferguson Versus the Growlers

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Coupevillle – Attorney General Bob Ferguson chose a bucolic setting for his recent Whidbey Island fundraiser, the historic Crockett Barn with its backdrop of Admiralty...

Birdman of Protection Island

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At dusk on an early summer evening, Protection Island is silhouetted in a deep, red sunset.  A gentle breeze carries the murmurs of nesting...

Crab season: Your Handy Guide

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Crab season starts Thursday.  Insider tip: There’s a secret way to consistently get Dungeness crabs here in Port Townsend. You can’t miss. Here it...

Birds on the Beach

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Gulls are not the only feathered friends found on our local beaches. Some birds spend most of their time foraging along the beaches, including...

Birds In Flight

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This Rufous Hummingbird visits our garden every summer and perches on the same treetop. Then he migrates on, as far south as Mexico. Watching birds,...

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The lost commencement address by Tom Robbins

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Photo of Tom Robbins by Dan Wallen. Used with permission of University of Washington Libraries, Special Collections MPH1272 When I was the editor of the...

Our Census Selfie: PT by the Numbers

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The 2020 Census numbers are collated and crunched and – guess what? – Port Townsend is still old and getting older. If there was such...

Diana Talley – Shavings in my brassiere #2

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ABSENTIA I left something behind at a fancy hotel... in absentia.  Many years ago an old girlfriend was having a passionate, extremely private affair with a...

When “I Speak for the Trees” Means the Climate, Too.

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Our Pacific Northwest forests can help reduce climate disruption.

Diana Talley – Shavings in my brassiere

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I met the unsinkable Diana Talley many years ago. It was at a party of wooden boat people. Diana has been a foundational person...