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Sweeping through the sky, driven by cold fronts and the coming snows; heading southward and westward to the central California coast, where sunny days and mild breezes await. The journey is treacherous, with predators and sudden storms poised to take a toll, but many get through, ending up in a few coastal towns in a few parks and on a few trees, where they roost by the hundreds and sometimes thousands.

We hiked to Shi Shi Beach and Point of Arches in Olympic National Park during the lowest tides of the year so we could explore the most distant tide pools. This experience never ceases to amaze us, and we see life forms that look like they evolved on another planet. This weblog primarily shows the hike through photographs, with a few words about our observations during our three-day backpacking trip in June… Read More

Northern Shoveler ducks fed communally in a spiral-like formation on Seattle’s Green Lake.

The endearing thing about sea turtles is their grace. Most of us humans are water nerds, graceless and gangly and splashing. In contrast, the sea turtle moves with the cadence of time itself. The swimming is slow and graceful, as if it got extra points for style and poetry of motion.

A day spent birdwatching for rare birds and seeing the hometown of Kurt Cobain.

We watched a Wolverine carrying a dead Hoary Marmot up a steep mountainside above Lake O’Hara in Canada’s Yoho National Park.

Dippers make their living feeding in the shallows of western wild rivers and mountain lakes.