Stories tagged: Nature
UPDATED: Thu., July 25, 2019, 9:17 a.m.
The summer storm that struck the Spokane area Tuesday evening did more than just start fires and spark power outages. It also provided area photographers with a brilliant, powerful and …
Sat., July 6, 2019, 4:43 p.m.
It’s been established that people who spend more time in parks and other natural settings tend to report higher levels of health and happiness, but new research shows there’s actually …
UPDATED: Mon., June 24, 2019, 2:59 p.m.
In late May, Dutchman Freek Borlee visited me for three weeks. During that time I saw the landscape through his eyes and found myself falling back in love with the …
Mon., March 4, 2019, 6 a.m.
The woods were quiet except for the hiss of my skis slicing through snow. The sun, clouded and glum back in Spokane, shone bright on the winter backcountry tableau south …
UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 11, 2019, 2:48 p.m.
The winner of a Washington photo contest likely tromped through delicate Mount St. Helens’ flowers to get “the shot”
Fields of Indian paintbrush fill the foreground. Mount St. Helens, pockets of snow still visible in the soft glow of a summer sunset, anchors the entire scene. Clouds stretch into …
UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 29, 2018, 9 p.m.
2018: The year outdoors
Sat., Dec. 29, 2018, 4:08 p.m.
The most read outdoor stories of 2018 presented chronologically.
UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 29, 2018, 8:59 p.m.
2018: Outdoor transitions
UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 29, 2018, 8:59 p.m.
Feats of outdoor bravery, skill and persistence were achieved in 2018.
Wed., Feb. 21, 2018, 1:23 p.m.
Donald Sewell came across this ice-covered tree on Mount Spokane, Jan. 30. Called a snow ghost, this tree is covered in ice called rime. The ghostly shapes are formed when …
Sun., Dec. 31, 2017, 5:45 a.m.
A lot of ground was covered in the Great Outdoors in 2017, but no one accomplished a more skillful feat than rock-jock Alex Honnold.
Sat., Nov. 18, 2017, 5:55 a.m.
A recent snowfall evoked recall of a past experience that aroused my curiosity. So I looked into it.
UPDATED: Sun., Oct. 29, 2017, 1:07 p.m.
Most people will need a few Google searches to peg where Hazen Audel has survived the elements in 2017.
Thu., Sept. 21, 2017, 5:25 a.m.
The Inland Northwest Land Conservancy is celebrating its 26th year of preserving the region’s water quality and the open-space values of working farms and forests with a fundraising banquet on …
Wed., Sept. 13, 2017
Wordsmithing By Nature
Thu., Aug. 31, 2017, 11:55 a.m.
For thousands of years, poets have written about the outdoors. Sometimes, they praise scenery and wildness; sometimes, they compare humanity to nature. Poets from Hesiod and Homer to Basho and …
Sat., July 29, 2017, 5:55 a.m.
When I moved back into the woods, I had this impression that I would be traipsing around the wilderness in a flowing dress singing old Disney tunes while birds and …
Fri., July 28, 2017, 5:25 a.m.
Traveling into the woods and wilds with folks you have never met can be a gamble, so it’s always nice to stumble on to a guy like Stephen Ford.
Sun., July 2, 2017, 5 a.m.
The summertime Wednesdays in the Woods programs at Riverside State Park continue this week with a
Thu., May 4, 2017, 6:30 a.m.
An hour-long, multi-media, traveling presentation that confronts the trend of huge wildfires, will be in Spokane on Thursday sponsored by The Lands Council and Vaagen Bros. timber company.
Sun., April 23, 2017, 6 a.m.
The recent landslide at Porcupine Bay above the Spokane Arm of Lake Roosevelt has added a new “geology at work” opportunity to an
Sun., March 12, 2017, 6 a.m.
Sun., Nov. 6, 2016, 11:13 a.m.
Sun., Oct. 9, 2016, 2 a.m.
Priest Lake’s slow drawdown to winter level began Saturday evening. Flows were increased from Outlet Dam to lower the lake 3 feet from its full pool at elevation 2,437.6 feet.
Wed., Oct. 5, 2016, 7:30 p.m.
When my grandchildren were younger, I took them on walks in the woods surrounding my home. This was not because I was a particularly energetic grandparent, but because if they …
Sun., Oct. 2, 2016, 2 a.m.
A praying mantis is a tough dude among bugs. It’s born to fight, not to flee even a bone-crunching dog.
Sat., Sept. 24, 2016, 3:29 p.m.
The rugged, wild Owyhee River canyonlands of southern Oregon are remote and easy to put out of mind.
Wed., July 27, 2016, 9 p.m.
Long gone from these parts, black-footed ferrets still appear on Meeteetse’s town logo, in a bronze sculpture downtown and even on coffee mugs from a downtown restaurant, remembered for when …
Sat., July 16, 2016, 4:08 p.m.
Butterflies are more than just another pretty bug.
Sat., June 11, 2016, 7:44 p.m.
The Federal Aviation Administration’s white navigational radar dome has drawn attention to the summit of Mica Peak since it was built by the Air Force in the 1950s. Now the …