Category Archives: Birds

Booker’s Cabinet of Curiosities

This all started with a library book.  Last week my grandson Booker showed me a very cool book he’d checked out of his library featuring page after page of great ideas on how to study, preserve, and catalog various treasures … Continue reading

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Schools Out VanSlam

Holy cow, where do I even start.  As many of you will know, heading out for an extended camping trip on the last day of school has become a bit of a family tradition.  This year that tradition continued, although … Continue reading

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Fat Wood

I spent some time today tromping around in the forest, watching red-tailed hawks and searching for some fat wood. Have a look at my little video:       That’s it for now.  Hope you liked the video.  I was … Continue reading

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Lower Crab Creek

Susan and I escaped the rainy, wet side of the Cascades and popped over to the Columbia National Wildlife Refuge (near Othello, WA) for an overnight camping trip.  Every year around St. Paddy’s day I try to spend a few … Continue reading

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Deadman’s Slough

Finally we had a day where the marine layer of freezing fog took pity on me and decided to fade away in mid-morning.  Perfect timing because Travis, Booker and I were going paddling.  I picked up the boys and we … Continue reading

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Starting The New Yew Off Right!

When it comes to New Years Day traditions, I actually have two. 1) Make sure to start the new year off with some kind of outdoor event.  Anything like a kayak trip, hiking, snowshoe excursion, bicycle ride, or XC ski … Continue reading

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Winter Kayaking on Jetty Island

It was about 37 degrees, the sky was a slate grey color, and there was a thick marine layer of fog right on the deck… Yep, that sounds like kayak season to me. Bundled up in fleece and waterproofs I … Continue reading

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