Can We Recreate Outdoors During COVID-19?
Enjoying the outdoors despite the COVID-19 virus and rainy weather.

Can We Recreate Outdoors During COVID-19?

I do admit to feeling some guilt for enjoying the outdoors while others are still battling COVID-19. It’s a tough call. Just what is the responsible action to take?

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COVID-19 And The Last Beached Bird Survey?
The sun setting over James Island with First Beach in the foreground. We started getting reports of COVID-19 closures in the state this weekend.

COVID-19 And The Last Beached Bird Survey?

So just what are we to do with our citizen-science projects when COVID-19 derails the best-laid plans?

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Cruising Whidbey Island
Took our Rad ebikes over to Whidbey Island by ferry over to Whidbey Island to spend the day exploring.

Cruising Whidbey Island

Stepping on to Whidbey Island is to follow in the steps of Capt. Vancouver and Lt. Puget. The island itself is named after the Sailing Master Joseph Whidbey.

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Costa Rica: Manuel Antonio National Park
We had our lunch on one of the beaches of Manuel Antonio National Park. It was nice to feel the cool breeze after hours in the jungle.

Costa Rica: Manuel Antonio National Park

It may be one of Costa Rica’s smallest National Parks, but what it lacks in size it more then makes up for in wildlife diversity.

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Costa Rica: Postman Butterfly

Another one of Costa Rica’s colorful butterflies is the Postman Butterfly. We saw them on a frequent basis around our villa. It was first described by Carl Linnaeus in his 1758 10th edition of Systema Naturae.

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Costa Rica: Blue-gray Tanager

While staying in the La Fortuna area of Costa Rica, we were walking back to the hotel when we heard this incredible bird song emanating from a dense tree. It was full of colorful Blue-Gray Tanager singing their hearts out.

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The Ghost Town of Port Crescent
Looking west down the Strait of Juan de Fuco from Tongue Point.

The Ghost Town of Port Crescent

Port Crescent’s prosperity and future, like so many others on the Olympic Peninsula, was depended on the placement of the tidal exodus of the railroad terminus rumored to built on the peninsula.

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Costa Rica: Rufous-naped Wren

Every morning we’d hear a Roufous-naped Wren outside our villa. He liked to sit on the power line and sing his heart out, I’m assuming he was hopeful for a mate, but maybe he just enjoyed hearing himself.

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