Understanding the Snoqualmie Valley’s cat of many names: the cougar

I live and walk my dog on a tree-lined road. Occasionally we see wild animals along our way: deer, elk, bears, bobcats, birds, and small mammals. One recent day during our morning stroll, two deer … [Read more...]

The Great Scotch Broom Census: help state locate, eliminate the invasive plant species

There's a little-known council in our state - the Washington Invasive Species Council (WISC) - that provides policy direction, planning and coordination to help prevent, detect and eradicate invasive species. … [Read more...]

50 organizations create new Washington Outdoor Coalition, share Key Tips to #RecreateResponsibly this Memorial Day

More than 50 organizations recently came together, creating the Washington Outdoor Coalition that agreed on practical advice for enjoying the outdoors during the COVID-19 pandemic - to protect residents and … [Read more...]

One of the Snoqualmie Valley’s most visible wild animal residents: the prolific Lagomorph

This time of year the pesky Lagomorph tortures my dog, tears up my garden, reproduces freely and poops indiscriminately….which the dog promptly eats as if it’s a delicacy from a five star … [Read more...]

Happy Avian Ending: PSE installs new platform so Fall City osprey can complete nest started in dangerous power pole

There is an osprey couple that has captured the attention of some Fall City residents over the past few years. According to resident Mary Fairchild - who's been observing the feathered pair for past 4-5 … [Read more...]

Zoonosis: Contagion without borders

What do you do when there is a worldwide pandemic and you have too much time on your hands? Well if you’re me, you research zoonotic diseases. A zoonosis is an infectious disease caused by bacteria, viruses, or … [Read more...]

Snoqualmie Valley Wildlife Moment of Zen: Bald Eagle extended visit to Eagle Pointe neighborhood

Snoqualmie resident Barb McDaniel had a magical wildlife moment this past sunny Sunday. March 22, 2020 when a bald eagle perched on her neighbor's roof... and then proceeded to hang out for a half hour for … [Read more...]

Of Mice and Me: One animal lover’s struggle with rodents

John Steinbeck took the title “Of Mice and Men” from a poem by Robert Burns. The poem: To a Mouse, was written in 1785 and is about being tolerant and appreciating all forms of life, big and small. I try to … [Read more...]

Community invited to Snoqualmie Valley 4-H Club’s first Rabbit Show, February 29th

The community is invited to join local 4-H club The Snoqualmie Valley Evergreens on Saturday, February 29th for the club's first rabbit show at Sallal Grange in North Bend. Rabbit check-in starts at 9AM, … [Read more...]

Grizzly Bear Recovery in Washington State: The Good, the Bad and the ‘Horribilis’

A "verry large and turrible looking animal" was how William Clark, of the Lewis and Clark Expedition, described the beast they encountered shortly after crossing into the Northern Rockies. The pair … [Read more...]