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Wildlife Column: Making a bee-line for the orchids

Nature is nothing if not inventive, and the bee orchid is just one example of amazing adaptation. This stunning flower has the scientific name of Ophrys apifera, which roughly translates as ‘bee bearing’. The orchid flowers have evolved to look like ... read more

Seeing nature makes life real

I hiked a half mile to see an orchid patch I have ... These things I do because they make life real, because they enrich my own life. No matter how much I see, nature always presents more to be seen. And much of our wildlife presents such fascinating ... read more

TasWeekend: Answering the call of the mountain

In all those moments of dreaming, of making plans as I trudged ... included writing the On the Wing column in this magazine. To this day, the column not only keeps me in touch with the twin passion of my life beyond wildlife, newspaper journalism, but ... read more

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Don't use decor that endangers planet, wildlife

Hoover told me about the impact certain home décor choices have on our planet and its wildlife. Ladies and gentlemen: After you read the rest of this column, you will not be ... "I want to get them to make the connection between the beautiful product ... read more

Milton couples honored for work to save rare orchid

In general, wild orchids cannot be transplanted. But John, a retired teacher, pioneered meticulous methods to move individual plants to begin new populations. The U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service ... "We want to make sure our grandchildren have a place to ... read more

Orchids are happy to be left alone in trees

But here's what really surprises me about putting orchids in trees. It just seems to make them happy. I have taken some really ... Christine Winter Juneau is a National Wildlife Habitat Steward and the president of the Parkland Garden Club. read more

Garden Q&A: Phalaenopsis orchid symptoms and what’s dining on satsuma oranges

My phalaenopsis orchid ... I read in this column a few weeks ago about birds eating a reader’s satsumas. Well, judging by the damage done to my crop, it would have to be a really big bird! Almost our entire crop was eaten by something making a large ... read more

Wildlife refuge offers visitors a closer look

"We all want to see a cleaner, healthier lake, so if we all work together and do the little things, then we can ultimately make a big difference ... prairie fringed orchid and Blanding's turtle are found there. Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge, a remnant ... read more

Endangered decor: Demand for feathers, ivory, coral and other accessories is putting pressure on wildlife, the planet

Several months ago I wrote a column about feathers that got readers squawking ... more last week when I had an eye-opening discussion with Craig Hoover, chief of wildlife trade and conservation for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, a federal agency ... read more

The best of the Columbia River Gorge hikes: 25 hikes celebrate 25 years

The trail challenge is one of the events celebrating the 25th anniversary of the Columbia River Gorge ... orchids underneath the mature forest canopy in the higher elevations. Coral roots are leafless and saprophytic, meaning they don't have chlorophyll to ... read more

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