How to Keep Rabbits and Deer Out of Your Garden

The wildlife you spot around your neighborhood may be a charming sight, but if rabbits and deer are gobbling up your flowers and vegetables, it’s time to find a deterrent. Rabbits are a common challenge for gardeners. “The loss of coyotes has caused a problem, and that’s...

Utility Right-of-Ways Hide Accessible Trails in Plain Sight

For a unique hiking experience, try the hidden-in-plain-sight utility right-of-way trails. There are several in the greater Seattle area. The following trail trio offers something for seasoned hikers as well as those looking for a leisurely nature walk. PSE Powerline Trail PSE Powerline Trail is a 6-mile...

Bird Watching Can Offer Calming Effect

Neighborhood walks and backyard lounging are the new normal as we isolate at home, and many people are finding that watching birds has a soothing effect and is helping them cope during this stressful time. Editor's note: We pause to acknowledge that not all people find...

Safe Outdoor Adventures for Your Indoor Cat

Cats live longer and healthier lives when they are kept indoors, but if you’d like to give your favorite feline some outdoor adventures, there are safe ways to do it. Create a Catio Whether your home is big or small, consider adding a catio to your space....

Growing Orchids Is Easier Than You Think

If you’ve been intrigued yet intimidated by the orchids you see displayed in your local grocery store, fear not, for you too can successfully nurture one of these elegant beauties. With nearly 30,000 species, the orchid family (Orchidaceae) is one of the largest in the world....