Birds on the Beach

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

River Otters

Was that a sea otter or a river otter you just saw swimming offshore? People often think they see sea otters foraging on our...

Beautiful Banded Brant

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

Our Pescatarian Birds Part 1

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...


Photography by Joel Rogers. Click on any image to go full screen.


The lost commencement address by Tom Robbins

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

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

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

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

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...