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Our Backyard Bumbles: An Introduction to Washington's Bumblebees
David Jennings Bumblebees are some of our most endearing native pollinators. With their furry bodies (and ability to thermoregulate) they are well-adapted to survive in colder and temperate ecosystems, such as those in Washington State. Bumblebees...
After a couple weeks of troublesome weather, February 27 was a magnificent day for our first YVAS field trip of the year! An enthusiastic group of YVAS members and family met at 8:00 AM in the Refuge Lookout parking lot where YVAS Board member and Refuge Volunteer, Kerry Turley, gave an orientation and birding tips about the refuge.
Glass collisions are a huge problem for birds. The American Bird Conservancy estimates that up to a billion birds die in collisions with glass each year in the United States. Although most people have seen or heard a bird hit a window, they often believe it is an unusual event. Add up all those deaths and the number is staggering....
Katrina Strathmann, Restoration Ecologist, Mid-Columbia Fisheries Enhancement Group
Cottonwood: Rivers and Reproduction
Katrina Strathmann, Restoration Ecologist Mid-Columbia Fisheries Enhancement GroupPosted by Yakima Valley Audubon Society on Thursday, January 28, 2021
Riparian forests form the foundation of lowland floodplain and channel systems. They provide shade, nutrient input, and large wood critical to maintaining channel...