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The botanical history of the Rocky Mountain Range

August 22, 2018

Denver Botanic Gardens offers a brief overview of the botanical history in the Rockies to inspire you to dig into their new field guide, Wildflowers of the Rocky Mountain Region.

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Climate change in the Rockies

August 22, 2018

The Rocky Mountains have been famous for winter sports for decades, and the summer appeal has grown as residents and tourists alike come to pay homage to the numerous national parks in the region. But the land is changing, and the effects of climate change are as specific to this region as the regional wildflowers that […]

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The biogeography of Pacific Northwest butterflies

May 8, 2018

Animals and plants occur where they do, and don’t where they don’t, because of particular characteristics of the landscape in concert with their own adaptations and ecological amplitude. Learn more about the butterflies unique to the biogeographic regions of the beautiful Pacific Northwest with help from Robert Michael Pyle and Caitlin C. LaBar, authors of Butterflies of […]

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Holiday gift picks, the Pacific Northwest edition

December 11, 2017

Books for both garden and outdoor enthusiasts are frequently regional. Since our office is located in Portland, Oregon, we may be a little partial to the PNW. . . so here are some titles that celebrate and share the mighty Pacific Northwest!

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3 natural wonders of the Pacific Northwest

August 14, 2017

So you’ve finalized your travel plans, now what? As you explore the beauty of the Pacific Northwest, don’t miss these three iconic wonders, and remember to leave what you find!

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Get outside with this cross-country scavenger hunt

April 17, 2017

Summer is the ideal time to pack up for a journey from coast to coast. Whether you want to study the diversity of landscapes from the Pacific Northwest to New England (and everything in between), or you’re just enjoying afternoon explorations in your own backyard, our Timber Press Field Guides will inspire and educate. How many of these amazing natural wonders you can […]

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Getting to know your region

March 31, 2017

By observing the surrounding countryside in your region, birds present in remnant habitats, parks, and gardens, and researching the species that once lived in your area or passed through during migration, you can discover what species of birds are likely to be attracted to your garden. Then you can plan your garden to cater to […]

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State birds of the Pacific Northwest

March 7, 2017

Birds of the Pacific Northwest describes and illustrates more than 400 bird species commonly encountered in the diverse landscapes of the region. In this excerpt, John Shewey and Tim Blount tell us more about the iconic state birds of Oregon, Washington, and Idaho.

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Hold that swat—maybe it’s a hover fly!

March 7, 2017

You feel an insect on your arm. You look down, see a yellowjacket—hold that swat! Don’t let a case of mistaken identity turn deadly. Learn about the clever disguise of the hover fly in this species profile from Natural History of the Pacific Northwest Mountains: Plants, Animals, Fungi, Geology, Climate by Daniel Mathew.

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7 tips for the best bird migration sightings

October 20, 2016

Almost all North American birds migrate every year. For some, the migration is less than a mile long, but most have to embark on a long, exhausting, increasingly dangerous exodus spanning hundreds and even thousands of miles. Here are some of the best tips and tricks for catching a glimpse of these astonishing migrations found in Vladimir Dinet’s Wildlife […]

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