MAKING FRIENDS WITH THE OLD MILL ROCK CHUCKS

(As featured on Bend Magazine online) Rock chucks, or yellow-bellied marmots, are a common sight among the boulders in Bend’s Old Mill District. Rock chucks are a beloved sign of spring in Central Oregon. To many, their emergence from winter hibernation signals the end of frigid weather and the arrival of warmer days and sunny…

Clamming in Ocean Shores, WA.

Clamming in Ocean Shores, Wa. New experiences await for those who seek Northwest tradition at the Peninsula’s end. At the south western end of one of North America’s greatest National Forests lies Ocean Shores, Washington, where foraging for Pacific Razor Clams (Siliqua patula) is king. If you are looking for true Pacific Northwest tradition, look…

The Journey Begins

I am elated to begin working on my first book, but in order to hit the ground running, I need stories from all of you. Has there been a time in which you felt particularly connected to an animal? I’m sure most of us can describe connections we’ve felt towards dogs and cats, but perhaps…