Issaquah is country town with intriguing shops and old time theatres. Many people hike the mountain trails or bike ride. I hadn’t been to their zoo in years and decided to visit it. I was impressed with the changes and more animals added for a small zoo. A local artist opened an art gallery on…Read more »
Safety Tips for Run-ins with Wildlife
We’ve all heard, make yourself large and make noise, when we encounter a bear or a cougar, but what if that doesn’t work? And progress taking away the forest lands and areas where wildlife roam doesn’t help the situation. Is it a surprise the wildlife have encroached in our backyards? Cougars are the most efficient…Read more »
Kids Say the Funniest Things
I was teaching my preschoolers about the sense of hearing. To get them to understand better, we sang Old MacDonald. I went down the line and had each child pick an animal. When it came to a new boy in my class, he surprised me by picking a giraffe! What sound does a giraffe make?…Read more »
Our bird feeders are too small for the bigger birds to safely land and feed. So I took an old bird bath and poured critter food in it. The blue jays loved it.
The Fearsome Grizzlies
Grizzly bears, also known as brown bears, are often seen this time of year in Alaska, because of the abundance of berries and the salmon spawning. They also occur in Asia, Canada, some places in Europe, and of course in some zoos. Alaska contains 98% of the USA population of brown bears. How can you…Read more »