Washington Outdoor Women

Words Of Wisdom

Getting Into Falconry

My interest in birds, particularly raptors, started at a young age. A friend of the family was a volunteer for a local raptor research organization and took me out on various trips to band red-tailed hawks and young American kestrels. When I was 12 years old I was looking for…

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Gardening for Wildlife

May is the perfect time to make your yard or garden wildlife-friendly. The National Wildlife Federation celebrates Garden for Wildlife Month every May to help you do just that!. Whether you’re a gardening novice with a small balcony or a gardening veteran with a few acres, you can provide for…

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Early Season Prep List

This past week has been sunny and quite warm and reminds us that we are getting to another glorious PNW spring and summer. Now, before the weather really changes seasons, is a good time to go over your gear to avoid last minute surprises.  Here are a few things to…

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Raising Backyard chickens

Backyard chickens make me smile! Maybe it’s the farm girl in me, (as a crow flies, I live less than 3 miles from downtown Seattle), but seeing these bustling beauties peck around my yard just knocks the stress level down a few notches. It connects me to my roots and…

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Inspired as a Beginning Beekeeper

WOW first offered a 4-hour introductory class at its fall weekend workshop in 2016 and I signed up to take this hands-on engaging course.  Earlier that spring, my husband (who is the policy advisor for the state beekeepers association) had decided to get his first package of bees and I…

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