TAG: nature

Big animals, big news: Connect with Washington wildlife at your local library

Posted in Explore and Discover on November 30, 2017 at 6:00 am

By Nathaniel Youmans 2017 has been quite a big year for Washington’s large wildlife. The gray wolf population in the northeast part of the state continues to rebound by an annual growth rate of nearly 30%, with the two newest established packs recognized in a Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife survey conducted late last […]

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Enraptured by raptors: West Valley Outdoor Learning Center

Posted in Explore and Discover on June 14, 2017 at 6:00 am

By Kim Brinkmann “I had no idea this place even existed!” This phrase is commonly expressed by first-time guests of the West Valley Outdoor Learning Center. The Outdoor Learning Center is tucked back in a corner on the grounds of Pasadena Park Elementary School, hidden among the towering cottonwoods, cedars, and aspens. It is easily […]

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Book Discussion with author Jack Nisbet

Posted in News on September 2, 2016 at 6:00 am

Spokane Valley Library Book Club will host Jack Nisbet, local educator, naturalist, and author, at their September meeting. Nisbet will join the discussion with book club members and attendees about his book The Collector: David Douglas and the Natural History of the Northwest and his continuing research on David Douglas. This is sure to be […]

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Microadventures in Spokane County

Posted in Explore and Discover, For You on April 29, 2015 at 6:00 am

By Sheree West The water mirrors the blue sky and captivating basalt cliffs as my kayak skims along. My two dogs, snuggled up in the bow, watch as a flock of ducks fly overhead. Other than the birds, we’re the only ones on the lake. It’s a perfect day; I’m so glad that I didn’t put […]

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