Beavers

This unassuming, semiaquatic rodent is seen as a nuisance by some but in reality, beavers are significant players in the health of ecosystems and are even vital in stopping wildfires. In addition to providing habitat and a source of water, the ponds and wetlands that...

Northwest Trek Wildlife Park

Roll down your windows and listen close when you’re driving up Northwest Trek’s driveway, as you may be able to hear a couple of wolves howling or elk bugling. This 723-acre zoological park is home to a number of native wildlife and exists in a quiet wooded area an...

American Bison

As the continent’s largest mammal, bison are majestic, incredible animals that have long called North America home and were declared the national mammal for the United States in 2016. But after European colonization of the Americas, the population of these animals...

Wildlife in the Winter

Winter in the Pacific Northwest can be a bit difficult to deal with at times, as this season brings longer nights, overcast days, and cold, wet weather. Flora and fauna species alike have developed adaptations and survival mechanisms to get through this time of year....