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A Visit to the Amazon Rainforest

Let's Bungle in the Jungle

Visiting the Amazon Rainforest is akin to being a teeny insect in the greatest biodiverse area on the planet. It’s humongous and you will never see it all — 2.1 million square miles. One-fifth of the freshwater flowing into the Earth’s oceans comes … read more

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In the Market Now

The Versatile Peaches

In the early ’70s, my husband’s job took us to Yuba City, California, which lies at the confluence of the Yuba and Feather rivers. The region is a lush growing area for almonds, walnuts and peaches. Our next-door neighbor’s mother grew several varieties … read more

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Heronswood Gardens

Heronswood to Host Summer Nights in the Garden

Heronswood Garden is launching Summer Nights in the Garden, a new concert series that will feature musicians playing against the backdrop of one of the world’s most acclaimed botanical garden. The series kicks off on Thursday, Aug. 15 from 6 to 8:30 p.m. … read more

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(Photo courtesy Great Peninsula Conservancy)

Take a Nature Walk in One of Kitsap’s Greenspace Treasures with GPC

The Great Peninsula Conservancy (GPC) is launching an event series across Kitsap Peninsula in August. Nate Daniel, the new executive director of GPC, will lead nature tours through three well-known community greenspaces and parks: Ueland Tree Farm, Port Gamble Forest Heritage Park and … read more

An Outdoor Space to Savor and Share
A Pleasure Garden

An Outdoor Space to Savor and Share

When Kathy Hawkins moved to this region after 40 years in Fairbanks, Alaska, where winters got to 60 degrees below, she threw herself into gardening, undeterred by deer. With tremendous energy and commitment, Hawkins has involved herself in the many gardening resources the … read more

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Heronswood Comes Full Circle

Recently, a group led on a private Heronswood tour by Dan Hinkley, one of the founders, learned a brief history of the garden. You can never go back to the same place and have it be the same. Even though the story of … read more

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Miller Bay Preserve (Photo courtesy Jonathan Decker)

Two Local Groups Partner to Preserve Scenic Shoreline and Forest

Great Peninsula Conservancy has partnered with Friends of Miller Bay to save 13 acres of critical forest and shoreline habitat on Miller Bay in north Kitsap County. The preserve connects conserved lands in the Grovers Creek Watershed. Great Peninsula Conservancy (GPC) — a … read more

An adult male pileated woodpecker feeds peanut butter suet to a juvenile male.

This Forest Icon is the Last of its Kind

When it comes to majestic birds, people often think of bald eagles and trumpeter swans. But would anyone call a woodpecker majestic? The 1800s and early 1900s were a period of unprecedented destruction across North America. Colossal forests were completely decimated to harvest … read more

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