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Over dinner, a friend lamented that she usually has seeds in the ground by this time in March. She was worried about being late this year. I haven’t planted a single seed yet either, but I … more
Early March is maddening. After living through winter, when the calendar page turns to March we feel we deserve an end to cold, snow, hail and dismal skies. We want warmth – warm air, warm … more
Yesterday my cats woke me up just as the day was dawning, and I clearly heard Song Sparrows and Pacific Wrens singing. They know that Spring and the breeding season will soon begin. And the first of … more
The University of Washington's Climate Impacts Group is doing an analysis of the record-breaking King Tide that flooded downtown last December. At a Sea Level Rise Response Collaborative-Executive … more
Olympia councilmembers are hesitant to take action on the proposal for the aquatic facility, which the Parks department recommended to expand the project’s feasibility study into developing a … more
My yard was covered with snow last week. As I sat at my desk looking out my window, I felt a chill come over me. Not because I was cold. I was in a warm house complete with roof, walls and … more
Last weekend we were walking the boardwalk at the Billy Frank Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge, and flying out from trees along a pond were several Yellow-rumped Warblers, each in their winter … more
Mariners spring training is underway in Peoria, where the temperature is forecast to be a sunny 73 degrees on Saturday. Local gardeners’ spring training is off to a slower start; … more
For birds, like for humans, vision is the most important of the senses. They rely on it for all their vital life tasks, from finding food to avoiding being food for others. Most bird photographs are … more
The Olympia Arts Commission, on Thursday, February 9, approved the recommendation of 16 sculpture entries for the 2023 Percival Plinth Project. Arts Program Specialist Angel Nava showed a sneak … more
Squaxin Island Tribal Council Chairman Kris Peters said they are open to reconsidering the removal of the railroad berm in the water next to West Bay Park. Olympia city council members and several … more
One of the great aspirations of dedicated birdwatchers is to have a “Big Year” – a year in which they go all-out to see as many bird species as possible within a given geographic … more
Diarrhetic Shellfish Poison (DSP) Closure for Shellfish HarvestingAll Species Closure in Budd Inlet A marine biotoxin that causes diarrhetic shellfish poison (DSP) has been detected at unsafe … more
In January participants on the annual Audubon Christmas Bird Count (CBC) anticipate receiving the results of local counts. It gives us a snapshot of what birds are available for watching in the area … more
The Great Blue Heron is a majestic bird we are all familiar with, symbolizing nature and wild wetland areas for us. These birds and their other heron-like cousins, Bitterns and Egrets, have … more
Tumwater City Council passed an ordinance supporting the addition of the Tumwater segment of the Cowlitz Trail to the Oregon National Historic Trail during a meeting held on Tuesday, January … more
In an annual tribute for Martin Luther King Day, students at Thurgood Marshall Middle School from the 6th, 7th, and 8th grades volunteered throughout Olympia on Friday,  January 13 to plant … more
So how are those new year’s resolutions going? (My primary resolution was to NOT make any resolutions, so I guess the year has been successful thus far!) Very often, people make resolutions … more
Olympia's Parking & Business Improvement Area (PBIA) is contemplating partnering with the city's economic development department to reopen and use the Artesian Commons Park, which was shut down … more
On Sunday, we will have daylight from 7:51 a.m. until 4:52 p.m. Those of us obsessed with light-seeking will notice that daylight is now increasing at the rate of one and a half minutes a day since … more
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