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.

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...

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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...

Spider Sticks

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                                                 A spider stick is any handy light branch or stem which you have stripped of its leaves and twigs, cut to three feet or...

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...

Love in the Time of Covid

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March 15, 2020, message from the Port Townsend School District: We are looking forward to seeing students at school on Monday so teachers and students can...

On the hard: Chichagof

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From Classic Yachts to Fish Packers: Their Stories The Power Scow Chichagof. Chichagof is a power scow, a salmon scow, a fish tender. The U.S....