Field Notes: a Northwest nature blog
One of the reasons many of us live in the Pacific Northwest is the natural wonders that amaze us all. On this blog Seattle Times writers and photographers will share their explorations of the natural world from snowcaps to whitecaps. Write us at email@example.com with your own sightings, questions and wonders to share.
Selected Northwest animal webcams
Local wolf pack coming to Discovery Channel Saturday
The Methow Valley's Lookout Pack of wolves has been documented by the BBC, in a broadcast coming to local channels this weekend.
One of the young in the Lookout Pack, subject of a BBC documentary airing locally this weekend. Photo courtesy of Conservation Northwest
The wolves have been enjoying international exposure in the documentary, which has already aired in the UK. "Man vs. Wolf" investigates wolf sitings in the Northwest as the animals, hunted to extinction, made a comeback after they were listed for protection under the federal Endangered Species Act. That protection has expired in some parts of Washington, as well as other states.
A member of the Lookout Pack voices its opinion. Photo courtesy Conservation Northwest.
For more on the program and Washington's wolf recovery, see the Conservation Northwest website.
Jasmine Minbashian of Conservation Northwest helped out with the BBC production in the Methow Valley.
For more on wolves in Washington, read Craig Welch's stories in The Seattle Times.