Monthly Archives: April 2014

Grey whale trip summary!

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 […]

Salamander Love Night Summary!

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 […]