Why? A wildlife management perspective on Vashon’s late cougar

Why? A wildlife management perspective on Vashon’s late cougar

by Bianca Perla   As I left the wilderness and drove back into cell service my phone exploded with texts. The cougar had been killed. Both kids and adults cried at the news, wondering why. Many in our… Read More

Barney and Blanche: a tale of barn owls nesting

by: Mark Timken, owl painting by Beatrice Timken Hope just means another world might be possible, not promised, not guaranteed. Hope calls for action; action is impossible without hope.  —Rebecca Solnet, 2016, p. 4 “Look! An owl!” my partner… Read More

Meeting the Lion: A Vashon Nature Center Blog Series: Part 1

Vashon Nature Center - Sunset

by: Kathryn True Vashon-Maury Islands have been host to a cougar for the past year. In the absence of an on-island state wildlife office, many islanders have turned to Vashon Nature Center for questions about the cougar and… Read More