Take a video tour of some beautiful gardens in the Yakima area

The Yakima Area Arboretum in Yakima, Washington Photos by Cheryl Landes Every year, the Yakima Area Arboretum hosts a tour of some of the most beautiful gardens in or near the city. That changed this year because of safety concerns from COVID-19. Instead, the arboretum created five video tours and posted them to its YouTube … Continue reading Take a video tour of some beautiful gardens in the Yakima area

Making Bird Connections virtual lecture series Tuesday nights through November 17

Puffin (photo by Cheryl Landes) Updated November 14, 2020 The entire lecture series is now available to stream athogisland.audubon.org/programs/lecture-series. ------------------------------------- If you're new to birding or an avid birder, the Making Bird Connections virtual lecture series has something for you. These free lectures start tonight and continue every Tuesday, except Election Day, through November 17. … Continue reading Making Bird Connections virtual lecture series Tuesday nights through November 17

BirdFest & Bluegrass celebrates the sandhill crane migration October 2-3

Sandhill cranes (photo by Cheryl Landes) BirdFest & Bluegrass is an annual celebration in Ridgefield, Washington, to welcome the sandhill crane migration to the local wildlife refuge. This year, because of the coronavirus, the festival is moving online on Friday and Saturday, October 2-3. The festival starts with a trivia night at 7 p.m. on … Continue reading BirdFest & Bluegrass celebrates the sandhill crane migration October 2-3

Watch a seagull hatch and grow up from the ledge of an office building in Boston

The parents of Gulliver begin preparing to build a nest on the ledge of an office building in the Downtown Crossing neighborhood of Boston (photo by Rowan Walrath, BostInno) What happens when a reporter notices that two seagulls spending a lot of time on an office building ledge below her office window are up to … Continue reading Watch a seagull hatch and grow up from the ledge of an office building in Boston

Armchair photo tours: Alaska SeaLife Center in Seward

A red-legged kittiwake in the aviary at the Alaska SeaLife Center in Seward Photos by Cheryl Landes Visiting the Alaska SeaLife Center in Seward is a fun educational experience that combines close-up encounters with local marine life and birds, and interactive exhibits describing their habitats, behaviors, and the environmental factors affecting their survival. The Alaska … Continue reading Armchair photo tours: Alaska SeaLife Center in Seward

Armchair photo tours: A cruise from Seward to Fox Island in Kenai Fjords National Park

Photos by Cheryl Landes Kenai Fjords National Park is a great place to get close-up views of glaciers, mountains, and wildlife on foot or by boat. I'll share my experiences during a hike to Exit Glacier in another armchair photo tour, but today, we're taking a cruise in Resurrection Bay from Seward to the day … Continue reading Armchair photo tours: A cruise from Seward to Fox Island in Kenai Fjords National Park