Native Animal of the Month

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Stellar’s jay – Cyanocitta stelleri   If you’ve spent some time outdoors in the Pacific Northwest, you have most likely come across a Steller’s jay. Common residents along the northwest coast, Steller’s jays can be found in conifer forests, pine-oak forests, and forested suburbs. Identified … Continued

Animals in Winter: Rough-skinned Newt

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Rough-skinned Newt – Taricha granulosa The rough-skinned newt, named for its rough granular skin, is a medium to large-sized newt with a rounded snout and bright orange underside. The rough-skinned newt is the most common salamander found in the Pacific Northwest … Continued

Animals in Summer: Oh Deer!

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White-tailed deer – Odocoileus virginianus As the weather is heating up you might be seeing extra tracks in your garden. Some of these tracks may belong to this month’s mammal: the white-tailed deer. Here at the Nature Preserve, we are seeing … Continued