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...

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...

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,...

Millions of Birds in Trump’s Crosshairs

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By Karen Sullivan A new interpretation of a century-old law meant to protect birds would not only leave more birds dead, it would also add...

Birding in a time of plague

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By Stephen Grace A few days ago I saw a Townsend’s solitaire on a bluff above Discovery Bay. I had this species in mind because a...

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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...

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 #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...

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...