Wild Thinking

Wild Thinking

Local students learn about the importance of wildlife corridors
I get invited to lots of places to speak, but my favorite locations are schools. The bright young minds of kids who ask great questions keep me young, despite my 91 years.

Natural World


Turkey Vultures are Back Again

In spite of all the snow and cold, turkey vultures are on their way north, to their summer haunts. While air temperature does play a role in the movement of turkey vultures and other birds, it's really the sun's relationship to the horizon and the amount of daylight that controls their migration calendar.

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Expedition, Advocacy

PNW solo sea kayaker Susan Conrad links ocean and river conservation
There she was, dodging grizzlies on the shoreline, sharp green seas marching toward her like angry soldiers, and cold, snotty water bitch-slapping the sides of her kayak. It was nine years ago when, for 66 days, Susan Conrad endured those conditions for 1,200 miles during her solo kayak tour of the Inside Passage.

Outside Features

On Flies in Winter

Those annoying residents sitting in a stupor on your wall? Your neighbors have them, too
"Hey Jim," a recent email read, "How about a Source article describing the nature and intent of 'winter flies?' They come into our houses—fly around slow and stupidly—do not feed—and within a day or two, they die.

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Everyday Sheroes

Some local women athletes do it not for the glory of competition, but for the sheer love of the outdoors
When I was a little girl, combing outdoor magazines for inspiration, there was rarely a woman to be found—and if there was, she was always a top performing, elite athlete. While there are many women who can keep up with the boys and even lead the pack, I know I'm not alone in wanting to also see "sheroes" who are like me—pretty good at sports, but also smart, responsible community members who are generally well rounded.

Outside Features

Eagle Watch

In the wake of the federal shutdown, the annual event that almost wasn't in 2019
Eagle Watch, the premier event of spring in Central Oregon for the last 24 years, is set to happen Feb. 23 and 24 at the Round Butte Overlook—a little way from Culver on Lake Billy Chinook. If you've been taking part over the years, you know what fun it is for anyone wanting to know more about raptor resources of Central Oregon, and the importance of eagles in our culture.

Natural World

Local Athletes Shred at X Games

A recap of the big air and high finishes for local athletes
The brainchild of ESPN alchemists, the X Games has been a focal point for athletes in many disciplines including skateboarding, rock climbing, snowboarding and snowmobile racing since its inception in 1995. The games attract millions of viewers and the biggest names in their respective sports.

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