Explore the Yakima Arboretum, Cowiche Canyon Trail, Tieton River Nature Trail, Irene Rinehart Riverfront Trail and more in Yakima and Ellensburg with YHR City Editor Joanna Markell.
State recreation survey available online
For the next three days starting Thursday morning, volunteers will head to the Yakima Area Arboretum’s Kara Kondo Dryland Garden for planting and work parties.
I received an email the other day from one of the hot new clothing manufacturers in the outdoor industry. I have purchased a couple of things from this company, so, I am on their list. The topic of the latest email perked my interest. It was titled “waterproof warmth for extreme weather.”
I purchased my Federal Duck Stamp the other day, which is quite unusual for me. Not that I don’t buy a Duck Stamp every year, because I almost always do, it is the timing of the purchase that is uncommon for me.
Audubon program to feature birds of Guatemala
It is mid-September, and for many local salmon anglers, it is the best time of the year. Right now tens of thousands of upriver bright chinook salmon are headed to the Hanford Reach, providing anglers what might be the best fishing of the year.
Sun City races return
Things to do outdoors this week in Yakima, new hours in Washington wildlife areas for hunters, and the Vaux’s swift southern migration.
I spent a few days in Oregon two weeks ago and I have seen our future. After shopping for some fishing and food supplies for fishing at Buoy 10, I discovered that Oregon no longer allows plastic bags for shoppers to carry their purchases out of the store.
September is a big month for migratory birds. Several hundred species in Washington are heading either south or downslope to escape the impending harsh winter conditions.
Tieton hosting new race
Woodpecker program set for Thursday
For many years, from the time I was old enough to drive, I spent the early morning hours of the first day of September tromping around along the ridges of Cleman Mountain and Bald Mountain looking for blue grouse. It was my family’s traditional start to the fall hunting season.
Anyone who has ever done any fishing at all knows that there is no guarantee of success. You can be at the right place, at the right time, using the right lure or bait, and sometimes the fish will just not bite.
Even though the triple digit temperatures wouldn’t indicate it, the summer will start slipping away here fairly soon. In the days and weeks ahead, hunters and anglers will have some new and hopefully fruitful opportunities.
I was reaching up to change out a fly strip I had put on the back patio to try to keep the flies somewhat at bay when the dogs are napping out there, when I received this incredible shock in my hand and up my arm.
In 1953, famed naturalist Roger Tory Peterson, who originated the field guide series bearing his name, took his British colleague, James Fisher, on a 30,000-mile tour of North America.
Cowiche Conservancy hosting party in Yakima