Clamming in Washington’s Inland Waters

June 18, 2021
Harvesting "Steamer" Shellfish - Manila and Littleneck Clams Here in Washington state, we are lucky to live where we can forage delicious, healthy seafood from publicly owned tidelands. With over 350 open areas and about 275 low tides per year, there are endless opportunities to harvest on public lands. You…
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Let’s Fish for Trout!

June 5, 2021
Trout
Spinning Rod? Check. Tackle box? Check. Fishing license? Check. Lucky fishing cap? Check. There’s just one small problem, I haven’t fished in a long time or ever!! What do I do?!! Never fear! Your ‘very basic get you on the lake’ guide is here!! The first thing you need to…
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Getting Into Falconry

May 14, 2021
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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Early Season Prep List

April 28, 2021
[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]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

March 15, 2021
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

March 14, 2021
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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