Outdoors
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Olympia’s newest park offers something for toddlers, seniors, skaters, lunch-packers, grade-schoolers, gardeners and beekeepers. Not only that, Olympia didn’t have to pay a penny for … more
The National Weather Service (NWS) issued an advisory today warning residents of an expected heat wave this coming Saturday through Monday, June 25 to 27. NWS expects the first heat wave of the … more
Jays and crows, members of the Corvid Family, are among our most common birds. Most are not all that colorful, and males and females look alike. But they all have interesting stories to … more
The Olympia City council has approved a $1.1 million contract for Yauger Park field renovations.. Olympia Parks department project engineer Jake Lund said on Tuesday, June 14, they opened the bid … more
Juneteenth Celebration - Lacey: Saturday, June 18, 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM Enjoy a FREE BBQ lunch, games, entertainment, a presentation, and time to connect with your community. All community members … more
Area residents looking for a unique outdoor experience this summer should try Timberland Regional Library StoryTrails, interactive outdoor events that are featured as part of the Summer Library … more
As the City of Lacey reopens its summer activities after two years of pandemic lockdown, it currently faces a staff shortage, specifically on lifeguards, members of the Community Relations and Public … more
Everyone loves chickadees. They’re handsome, active little birds and readily visit bird feeders in the winter. And they sing their name, “chick-a-dee, dee, dee” as if introducing … more
After such a slow-moving, chilly spring, it’s suddenly time to do everything. We can finally plant tomatoes and other warm-weather vegetables.  We need to replant seeds that didn’t … more
Flycatchers are a family of birds that are fairly common but not well-known. With a little information and willingness to look and listen, you can find and identify several species of … more
Timberland Regional Library now offers new Check Out Washington Kits to help area families get closer to nature. TRL is one of ten library districts in the state to offer the new Check Out … more
Last Saturday, following my own advice from last week’s column, a friend and I journeyed out to the prairies to see what we could see. It rained off and on (what a shock!) but it was a … more
Flower gardens have moments of perfection – sometimes even weeks of it – but no garden is perfect throughout the growing season. What blooms in spring fades quickly by the end of May. … more
The Tumwater council in its session on Tuesday, May 3, authorized mayor Debbie Sullivan to sign a public works contract with KBH Construction Co., of Olympia, $215,900 for restroom improvement … more
I have written several times that it is not necessary to be able to identify bird species to enjoy watching and listening to them and having them as our neighbors. Yet, for some of you, identifying … more
Olympia City Council approved a proclamation designating May as Olympia Bicycle Month at its meeting yesterday. The city council approved the proclamation to recognize both the 52nd Earth Day and … more
Olympia’s city council unanimously approved a resolution renaming Priest Point Park to Squaxin Park April 25, Monday in recognition of the Squaxin Island Tribe’s historical habitation of … more
The Olympia Parks and Recreation Advisory Committee (PRAC) is reviewing the Kaiser Woods Park plan, which would provide more trails for running, biking, hiking and dog walking. In her presentation … more
Outdoor adventure, at-home aid and opportunities to try a new hobby can be found at Timberland Regional Library with the Library of Things collection. Area residents can find a variety of kits and … more
Olympia City Council is set to confirm plans to rename Priest Point Park to Squaxin Park during its regular session next Monday, April 25. Proposed by the city’s Parks, Art, & Recreation … more
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