The Black Hills Audubon Society will hold its monthly First Saturday Birding and Breakfast event Saturday.
Devils Punchbowl Bridge on the Spruce Railroad Trail along the north shore of Lake Crescent will be closed later this week.
With the arrival of winter, people will be heading to the snow-covered backcountry to recreate. In doing so, they will have to deal with the dangers of an avalanche.
Volunteers and Audubon Society members from across the South Sound will take part in the 114th annual Christmas Bird Count this month.
Now that you’ve stuffed yourself at the family Thanksgiving feast, it’s time to get out and at least stretch your legs (and maybe work off a few hundred of the calories consumed Thursday). Here are some close-to-home, but smaller-park options for getting out, working out the kinks, showing off the area to out-of-town relatives and enjoying some fresh air:
As temperatures begin to dip, parents may hesitate to let their children play outside. How cold is too cold? There's no magic number, says Dr. Jennifer Shu, a pediatrician and medical editor for the American Academy of Pediatrics' (AAP) healthychildren.org informational website.
Years ago, I took a yoga class. It was at my college gym, and my roommates wanted to go. I was accustomed to high-energy work outs-and thus I almost fell asleep in that yoga class. It was too slow for me, and I never went back.
When it comes to working out, sometimes less is more. In fact, research shows you can boost fat burning with as little as five minutes of exercise a day. How? "I use compound moves that target multiple muscles at once," says fitness expert Jorge Cruise, author of Inches Off! Your Belly. "You're able to pack a series of moves you would do in a long workout into a shorter, more efficient, high-intensity workout."
A good pair of winter running pants is difficult to come by. Too loose and it will have nothing to wick the sweat away-and plenty of room for wind to give you a chill. Too tight and it will irritate your skin, not to mention the constant pulling and stretching required for even a bit of comfort.
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If you Google "Holiday Drinking Guide" one of the most popular results is "How Drunk Can You Get at Your Office Christmas Party." This is not that kind of guide - this is about how to enjoy some alcohol this holiday season without blowing everything you've gained - or the flab you've lost - in the gym this year.
Amy Friese is a motivational speaker and sports nutrition guru with her own company, Fearless Nutrition. She helped explain the pitfalls of eating poorly while on the road and what should be considered as alternatives:
Snow has been falling in the mountains, and resorts have been busy preparing the newest lifts, terrain, lodges and other amenities for the ski and snowboard season.
The Everglades isn't called the "River of Grass" for nothing. After canoeing 13 miles through the eastern portion of the national park a couple weeks ago with 26 others, I found myself wishing the region was more river and less grass.
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