I was shocked when I first saw this die-off in 2015, and I contacted Paul Shannon of the Friends of Seward Park. He told me the forest stewards were aware of it and that they were alarmed. Since then, I have watched a section of once-lush understory turn into a dead zone, … Continue reading Mysterious die-off threatens Seward Park
(Exciting news for Seattle. Cooper’s Hawks have settled in, building nests in parks and greenbelts throughout the city. The much disputed Cheasty Greenspace is now on record as having the most productive nest in the city, with 22 fledglings in … Continue reading Cooper’s Hawks Make Themselves at Home
As the year draws to a close, we find ourselves reflecting back on the year. In doing so, we couldn’t help but to come up with our own ‘top ten list’. Not really a ‘top’ ten, but more of a … Continue reading The End of Another Year
(The following is a guest post from Connie Sidles) I spent Saturday, October 10, staffing a table at “Birds at the Burke,” the Burke Museum’s annual bird event. Museum staff had arranged one table with skins of extinct birds: a … Continue reading Responsibility
The reaction to Seattle Parks’ proposed Supplemental Use Guidelines for Natural Areas and Greenspaces came swiftly, from all corners of the city. The first indication came during a period of extended and overwhelming testimony against the guidelines at the June … Continue reading Letters from Pelly Place
The conflict over putting a mountain bike park in Cheasty Greenspace has brewed for over a year and a half now. Seattle Parks just issued a Determination of Non Significance (DNS) – basically saying that there will be no adverse … Continue reading Is Parks being straight with the public?