Concert Review: Bare Naked Ladies


It’s completely false advertising. There aren’t any ladies. No naked chicks. It’s four geezers with Canada accents.  – Facebook comment on Barenaked Ladies WC seems to have a thing for Canadian musicians who have achieved a certain amount of fame at home but are relatively little-known in the states. Still with 14 million albums sold…

Possible target species?

Endangered Species: Northern Idaho Ground Squirrel


The Northern Idaho Ground Squirrel is an Idaho endemic; Spermophilus brunneus is found only in west-central Idaho. This area consists of five counties which have an elevation between 1,150 and 1,550 meters. It requires forest meadows for habitat. Intensive forestry management – some would say mis-management – and extreme wildfire events have destroyed much of that…

Columbian Ground Squirrel, Old Oregon Trail, Idao

On the Menu Today…


WC likes raptors. Hawks, eagles, harriers, falcons; they are elegant, powerful predators. But they have to eat. And WC wants to talk about what they eat. Swainson’s Hawks, probably the most common species in the spring and summer here in southwestern Idaho, reportedly feed their brood of 3-4 nestlings every 10-15 minutes during daylight hours.…