The Power of the Western Red Cedar

Western Red Cedars by Mike Roesch Broadcast 11.25.2018 Listen:   The ides of November, a time of limbo between autumn and winter. It is my birthday. I take a walk in celebration of existence. The atmosphere is cool and gray, and the first layers of high-elevation...

Maybe All We Need

by Ser Anderson, Visiting Naturalist in the Schools Field Trip Instructor 10.8.2018 Kelly Island Cottonwood leaves crunch beneath my boots as I walk between the students I have spread out at stations along this short section of trail.  One of them is reading about...

Cottonwoods: Winter Wildlife Refuge

Cottonwoods: Where Wildlife Take Refuge in Winter by Ellen Knight Broadcast 3.15.2016 Listen:   Thinking about plants in winter recently, I remembered a particular good-sized cottonwood I saw while walking along a riverbank. What was its story? From James...

Traversing the Interior Rainforest and Snow Forest of Cascadia

Story and photos by Nick Littman On my living room wall, I have mounted a many-colored map. I stop to look at it often, not to see where I am going, but to remember where I am. The map does not show me much about topography, or where highways go, or how big Seattle is...

Water-Loving Willows

Water-Loving Willows by Lena Viall Broadcast 10.11 and 10.16.2015 Listen:   Amidst the rugged gumbo-ridge landscape of more easterly Montana, water is everything. With hotter summers than the western half of our state, and with drier winters, the Montana of my...