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Writing on the Wild Side #18 – An Ibis and a Rose in the Mix

May 23, 2016

By Mike Denny:  What a grand spring season it is here this year in the Walla Walla River Basin- you should see it, all of the natural world is alive and generating young for the future. This beautiful and unique basin hosts many hundreds of species that bring a wonderful spark of diversified life that... Read more »

New Girl in Town #2 – Learning on the Land

May 3, 2016

By Catie Joyce Bulay: My husband and I recently moved from Maine, a land of trees, snow, and rocky soil, to Walla Walla, with its wide open spaces, dry heat, and lushly growing farmlands. When I move to a new place, I love to learn all I can about a place when I move there,... Read more »

Writing on the Wild Side #17 – The Color and Texture of Life

April 25, 2016

By Mike Denny: What an amazing place to be alive in April! The Walla Walla River Basin is eye poppingly beautiful this early spring month. The winter wheat around the valley is vivid green, the dogwood, cherry, apple and plum trees are covered with blooms and pollinating bees. This year looks really breath taking as... Read more »

Writing on the Wild Side #16 – The Power of Water

March 22, 2016

By Mike Denny:  It is March in the spectacular Walla Walla River Basin and a very vibrant green blanket sprinkled with patches of purple, yellow, white and pink flowers has covered this valley in places. The new wheat is a vivid living green in the late afternoon sun. We have had many grand rain storms... Read more »

Writing on the Wild Side #14 – The Amazing American Dipper

January 21, 2016

By  – Mike Denny:  Yes, it is a New Year and here in the beautiful Walla Walla Valley it is all about moisture accumulation. Every living organism requires water and is completely dependent on the water that is coming our way, this month and on into the next three months. This valley is wonderful and... Read more »

Things To Do In Walla Walla In The Winter

December 15, 2015

By Kirsten Telander: Get Your Culture On The performing arts marquees in Walla Walla read more like those of world-class metropolitan areas than a sleepy hamlet.  Transplants often comment that they’ve attended more events since moving here than in their former culturally-rich cities. Perhaps the most talked about venue in recent years is the GESA... Read more »

Writing on the Wild Side #11: Of Blooms & Splashes of Colors

October 22, 2015

By: Mike Denny. It’s October here in the spectacular Walla Walla Valley. What a great time to visit this outstanding place. With September gone and October almost over the door is slightly open to winter. It is the arrival of shorter, cooler days and longer nights that has clued all native broad leaf shrubs and... Read more »

Writing on the Wild Side #10: Of Ladybirds and a Forest Owl

September 21, 2015

By: Mike Denny. September 2015 is here and our summer is gone in a cloud of dust and smoke. It was one warm summer full of great events in the natural world. Some of these outstanding happenings were the eye popping wild flower bloom early in the summer, large numbers of cloud free days and... Read more »

Writing on the Wild Side #9: Fire in the Heat of the Summer

August 4, 2015

By Mike Denny: WOW has it ever been nice and toasty here in the Walla Walla Valley. July melted into a warm, hazy, smoky mist and was gone. August is suddenly here in the white hot glare of the summer sun. Just east of Walla Walla an event occurred that will force change. There was... Read more »

Writing on the Wild Side #8: It’s the Good Old Summer Time in the Beautiful Walla Walla River Basin

July 2, 2015

By Mike Denny: So here we are, fast slipping into summer; the heat is up, the crops are ripe and the wheat is already turning to gold. What a wonderful time to see what is going on in this outstanding valley. In the natural world many amazing events are underway. The first is that fall... Read more »