Nature http://nwpr.org en Fall Colors Have Been Especially Good This Year http://nwpr.org/post/fall-colors-have-been-especially-good-year <p style="margin-bottom: 15px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px;">It's not your imagination: Fall colors have been spectacular in the Northwest this year. But if you want to catch a glimpse, you'd better hurry.</p><p> Fri, 25 Oct 2013 23:14:55 +0000 Chris Lehman 36319 at http://nwpr.org Fall Colors Have Been Especially Good This Year What's So Special About This Shinto Shrine? The Priest Isn't Japanese, But That's Not All http://nwpr.org/post/whats-so-special-about-shinto-shrine-priest-isnt-japanese-thats-not-all <p></p><p></p><p></p> Tue, 08 Oct 2013 15:06:21 +0000 Sueann Ramella 35355 at http://nwpr.org What's So Special About This Shinto Shrine? The Priest Isn't Japanese, But That's Not All Trail Closed Due To Aggressive Mountain Goats http://nwpr.org/post/trail-closed-due-aggressive-mountain-goats <p>It will be at least two weeks before a popular hiking trail in Olympic National Forest re-opens to the public. The Mount Ellinor Trail was closed this week due to reports of aggressive mountain goats. Fri, 06 Jul 2012 12:51:36 +0000 Sara Lerner 11198 at http://nwpr.org State Parks Forced To Get Creative, Wired To Survive http://nwpr.org/post/state-parks-forced-get-creative-wired-survive <p>A wi-fi connection and smart phone bar codes could be coming to a state park near you. Those are just two of the ideas under consideration as Washington State Parks tries to recruit a new generation of visitors. Olympia Correspondent Austin Jenkins explains. Fri, 15 Jun 2012 13:32:44 +0000 Austin Jenkins 10054 at http://nwpr.org State Parks Forced To Get Creative, Wired To Survive Broad Diet Helps Barred Owls Thrive http://nwpr.org/post/broad-diet-helps-barred-owls-thrive <p>MEDFORD, Ore. -- Researchers say they have learned why invasive barred owls are thriving while native spotted owl populations are slowly disappearing.</p><p>The barred owl and the spotted owl are like a pair of siblings. They&rsquo;re closely related species, and they compete over everything. They compete over the best trees to roost in. And for the best food source too, juicy flying squirrels. But barred owls are less picky. And that gives them an edge. Fri, 13 Apr 2012 01:14:04 +0000 Amelia Templeton 6547 at http://nwpr.org Broad Diet Helps Barred Owls Thrive