The YNS took its first marine trip to observe whales (Orca, it turned out to be) in October of 2013 (see that trip’s summary here). This month’s YNS trip was centered around observing grey whales and was hot on the heels of last month’s salamander love night. To many of us terrestrial vertebrates, March is […]

February marks the month in the Pacific Northwest (PNW) when a number of species come out of hibernation to fulfill nature’s most primitive desire: to pass on their genes. That is, to breed. Salamanders (order Urodela/Caudata) represent one such group. Although the PNW is accurately known as a gray and wet place plagued with precipitation […]

This month is our first ever night expedition and our first ever combined field trip and show-and-tell! Check out the details below: Saturday, February 22nd — Field trip + show-and-tell: Salamander Love Night Come to socialize with other YNSers, learn about the amphibians of the Pacific Northwest, and then (on the very same night) go […]

When the five YNS ‘revival’ (not founding!) members sat down last year to discuss what expeditions the YNS could undertake, we were all very excited about our Skagit birding trip.  The Skagit floodplain is an area known amongst birders because many Arctic bird species over-winter here. The fallow grain fields leave not only a decent […]