Wildfire Season

Wildfire season had an early start on the high desert yesterday with the Cougar Butte wildfire. This is the earliest wildfire I've seen since we moved here 16 years ago. They haven't stated the cause of the fire yet, but being that we had a lot of snow this year, a cool, wet spring, and …


While on the walk with the East Cascades Audubon Society on Friday, we saw three different swallows. They are so fast that it is hard to tell the difference unless you have binoculars. The most common one was the tree swallow, although we also saw barn swallows and violet green swallows. Maralee