Invasive Pests, the Critters You Don’t Want to Bring Home

In our increasing global world, we need to be careful with what we bring home from our travels.  These days with pesticide resistant insects and rodents, it’s more important than ever to take a good look at your luggage, any souvenirs you’re bringing back, and be cautious when opening up packages you’ve had shipped home … More Invasive Pests, the Critters You Don’t Want to Bring Home

Turkeys: Thanksgiving’s Favorite Bird

Name: Wild Turkey  (Meleagris gallopavo) Habitat: North America Subspecies:  Eastern Wild Turkey, Osceola Wild Turkey, Rio Grande Wild Turkey, Merriam’s Wild Turkey, Gould’s Wild Turkey, and South Mexican Wild Turkey. It’s Thanksgiving again here in the US and we celebrate it each year with turkey, mashed potatoes, and pumpkin pie.  Most people know the domestic … More Turkeys: Thanksgiving’s Favorite Bird

Winter Critter Tips

The days have gotten shorter and there is frost on the windshield of your car in the morning.  Welcome to winter in Washington State.  If you’re on the western side it means gray skies and rain mixed with occasional snow and ice.  If you’re on the eastern side then its freezing temperatures, windchill warnings, and … More Winter Critter Tips

Up the Street without a Paddle: Wildlife and Flooding

Whether it be torrential rains, like we have here in western Washington or a hurricane, like Sandy, flooding is likely to happen happen.  When it does everyone is effected.  Depending on the severity of the flooding animals as well as humans will be displaced. We see evidence of this every year along the Skagit, Snoqualmie, … More Up the Street without a Paddle: Wildlife and Flooding