Category Archives: Stories

Student Beaver Believers

Visiting wetlands in the spring can be quite the experience.  Rain, deep sticky mud, possible salamander and frog siting’s, tracks from beavers.  What sounds like a wilderness experience, is actually less than a mile away from many Washington county schools. For the past three years, Megan Garvey TWC Urban Land Steward, has been introducing 4th

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Mosquitoes in the Summer

Are you thinking about mosquitoes as you plan your summer adventures and outings? Do wetlands mean there will be more mosquitoes? Not necessarily. A healthy, flourishing wetland often provides many natural predators of mosquitoes.  Birds, bats, fish, amphibians, dragonflies, and copepods all feed on mosquitoes in their various life stages.  Oftentimes, artificial containers (pet bowls,

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2018 Photo Contest Winners

Photo Category: Furry Not So Furry Friends “I was volunteering at Malheur, engaging guests at the Visitor’s Center during April and May. At least a few times people asked me what are those large flocks of birds with the long bills? “They look really black!”  I would respond that they are describing the White-faced Ibis,

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