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
(April 26 update: Seattle Parks has agreed to put up temporary fencing around the orchid for the event. Read on…) They’re back, if you know where to look. In Seattle’s Lincoln Park, Phantom Orchids are pushing up through the ground. Pretty … Continue reading They’re baaack, and they need help…
A critical meeting on zoning and parks for West Seattleites. Continue reading Meeting for Zoning and Parks
City Council’s proposed legislation to allow camping in Seattle Parks must be stopped. There are few human activities that will impact an urban forest as much as camping. This recent camp in Magnuson Park was in place less than a month, and now the … Continue reading No Camping in Seattle Parks!
(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
Why post a bird list from the middle of Seattle, in the middle of the summer? It’s usually a relatively slow time for birders. What makes this especially notable is its location – and the controversy surrounding it. Cheasty Greenspace … Continue reading Fantastic Breeding Bird list for Cheasty–summer 2016