A Great Blue Heron Catches a Northwestern Garter Snake

Nisqually Archives · Leighton Photography & Imaging

A Cure for the Winter Blues

Last week I spent an absolutely freezing morning at the Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge just outside of the capital city of Olympia, Washington. Located at the mouth of the Nisqually River, which originates far up Mount Rainier, it is made up of both precipitation famous to the Pacific Northwest and mineral-rich glacier waters from the mountain itself.

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A Phantom Familiarity – Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge

Today I visited a new place as I continue exploring Washington State and move farther and farther from my home to look for native wildlife to study, photograph, and eventually hope to write about with some degree of authority as I become more familiar with my surroundings and its natural rhythms. Sometimes new and previously

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