Native Plant of the Month: Ponderosa Pine

Native Plant of the Month: Ponderosa Pine

Red-flowering currant – Ribes sanguineum     A native Pacific Northwest shrub, the red-flowering currant (Ribes sanguineum) grows along the coast in many different semi-shaded habitats, including mixed woodlands. The red-flowering currant can grow up to 13 feet...
What’s Blooming at SHADOW

What’s Blooming at SHADOW

Spring has sprung and we have an abundance of beautiful wildflowers at SHADOW to prove it! Along with the unpredictable showers and sun, this month you can find many different flowers appearing in all the diverse habitats that the Nature Preserve has to offer.  ...
Give Big for Shadow

Give Big for Shadow

Tomorrow, May 8th, is your last chance to GiveBIG for SHADOW Lake Nature Preserve!    GiveBIG is a statewide wide celebration of community giving. This year, we are asking you to contribute to SHADOW so that we may continue our work in preserving the...
Our Connection to Nature

Our Connection to Nature

Have you ever had a hectic day and headed straight on a nature walk to clear your mind? It is a common and excellent habit to seek nature when you are feeling down or disconnected from yourself or others. There is a lot of evidence to support that a connection to the...
Native Animal of the Month: Black Bear

Native Animal of the Month: Black Bear

American black bear – Ursus americanus The Pacific Northwest isn’t home to alligators or giant deadly snakes, but a majestic predator found here is a bear. With long ears, dark eyes, short tail, black fur, black bears are the most familiar bear in North...