Nancy Sefton

<em>Visitors explore Ueland Tree Farm where waterfalls, canyons, rich forests and a variety of trails await. </em>
                                Photo by Nancy Sefton.

What is a tree farm?

Soon after moving to the Northwest from a very different landscape, I encountered the term “tree farm” and wondered what it meant. Since then, I’ve… Continue reading

 

Clear Creek beckons with a trail for all seasons

About 30 years ago, a tall slender fellow named Tex Lewis wandered into the Silverdale Chamber of Commerce to see what was going on in… Continue reading

 

Salamanders: tiny creatures with a big impact

Have you ever walked through the woods and wondered who’s peering at you through the greenery? A black bear maybe? A wildcat? Strangely, one of… Continue reading

 

<em>A walk in the forest can heal the mind. </em>
                                Photo courtesy Nancy Sefton
<em>A walk in the forest can heal the mind. </em>
                                Photo courtesy Nancy Sefton
(left) During the “alevin” stage, young salmon still carry their yolk sac. (right) A Kitsap 4th grader releases her tiny salmon into Clear Creek. Photos by Nancy Sefton

Salmon in the classroom

Classrooms across Kitsap County are learning about salmon in a hands-on way

(left) During the “alevin” stage, young salmon still carry their yolk sac. (right) A Kitsap 4th grader releases her tiny salmon into Clear Creek. Photos by Nancy Sefton
Photo by Janine Schutt: A female rufus hummingbird visits a red-flowering currant.

It’s for the birds

Now, if you feel gardening is as appealing as reading “Dante’s Inferno,” read no further. But if you’re ok with getting your hands dirty and… Continue reading

Photo by Janine Schutt: A female rufus hummingbird visits a red-flowering currant.
The gill-cover of this rockfish, endemic to our waters, is tightly closed while the gills themselves efficiently extract oxygen from the water. (Nancy Sefton art/Randy Harwood photo)

Oh, those glorious gills! | Kitsap, Naturally

I caught my first fish when I was 12, sitting in a small boat with my grandpa on a lake in eastern Washington. Something took… Continue reading

The gill-cover of this rockfish, endemic to our waters, is tightly closed while the gills themselves efficiently extract oxygen from the water. (Nancy Sefton art/Randy Harwood photo)

Seeing nature through the eyes of children | Kitsap, Naturally

There’s no place like Kitsap County to discover nature.

Our Icy Past: | Kitsap Naturally

Imagine not having to wait in ferry lines to cross Puget Sound. About 17,000 years ago, we could have simply walked across it (assuming we… Continue reading