The Delightful Harbor Seal

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One of the delights of my Port Townsend life is watching harbor seals. Looking out at the sea while walking along a beach, I...

Our Pescatarian Birds – Part 2

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Part 1 of this two-part series included gulls, crows, a merganser, a tern, an auklet, and a guillemot with their fish. Now we’ll take...

Our Pescatarian Birds Part 1

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Cover photo: Great Blue Heron with Fish Birds have evolved to eat all kinds of food— insects, seeds, grains, nuts, seaweed, worms, other birds, and...

Spiders are Special

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Spider Web Colors Lasers? Northern Lights? Woven belts? No, this is a spider web. Lately I’ve been fascinated with one of the eight-legged arachnids—...

Cocco….what? The Secret Lives of Puget Sound Plankton

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Last weekend, folks in the Port Townsend area found themselves gawking at Discovery Bay, wondering what to make of the strange turquoise color that...

Our Local Baby Birds

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Feature photo: Mallard Duckling at Kah Tai Lagoon All photos by Wendy Feltham. One of the delights of summer in Port Townsend is noticing baby birds...

Pleasant Harbor opponents ask for investigation into sales activities

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Since 2006 a Master Planned Residential Resort (MPR) has been in the planning stage by the Canadian Stateman Group, on what is known as...

Warming climate is already changing the Olympic Peninsula’s birds

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By Steve Hampton The world of birds is on the move, and that includes the Olympic Peninsula. We now have hummingbirds in winter and scrub-jays...

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

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Our Pacific Northwest forests can help reduce climate disruption.

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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...

So Long, Pygmy Kayaks

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More than three decades ago, when guys like Bill Gates and Steve Jobs were building technology companies that would change the world, another Ivy...

The Delightful Harbor Seal

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One of the delights of my Port Townsend life is watching harbor seals. Looking out at the sea while walking along a beach, I...

Living by the Wind

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Wilderness is a state of mind Ten years ago, my husband and I sailed our 24-foot boat across the Pacific Ocean from Puget Sound to...

On the Hard: Catalyst

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From Classic Yachts to Fish Packers: Their Stories Catalyst and the Beautiful Wild Country             Catalyst departed Port Townsend on May 5th to begin her mid-May...