Striped Skunk, Salton Sea, California. The various bouquets of the Salton Sea make a skunk nearly undetectable

A Nasal Essay


WC and Mrs. WC chased reports of an Indigo Bunting and a Blue Grosbeak at Fort BoiseWildlife Management Area on Saturday. We dipped on the birds – for the second time, in fact – but there was one aspect of the trip that didn’t escape us: a symphony of stinks, a miasma of malodors. Start…