Mining Past, Hospitable Present By Mary Terra-Berns On a beautiful sunny-but-cold day last fall, as I rode my bike through Osburn, my peripheral vision caught a glimpse of something I hadn’t seen in a long time: a teepee burner. I … Continue reading →
Author Archives: Mary Terra-Berns
About Mary Terra-BernsMary Terra-Berns is a freelance writer and biologist with a Masters degree in fish and wildlife sciences. She has worked with rare species such as wolverines, Canada lynx, red-cockaded woodpeckers, and many not-so-rare species. An Idaho native, Mary enjoys hiking, fly-fishing, running, skiing, snow shoeing, and traveling. Her Trail of the Coeur d’Alenes guidebook can be purchased at xpertguide2.com.
Water Mysteries and Other Curiosities By Mary Terra-Berns Coeur d’Alene Lake, which is twenty-five miles long and has a maximum depth of about 220 feet, is inhabited by large and small fish, along with a few “water mysteries.” According to … Continue reading →
Adventures in Restoration By Mary Terra-Berns You have got to be kidding me,” I said to myself as I scanned the absolute mess just off Highway 2, about a mile east of Priest River. In the summer of 2004 this … Continue reading →
And Other Amazements Story and Photos by Mary Terra-Berns Behind the glass, thousands of tiny pieces of bamboo strung together with linen thread by an unknown artist create a raglan-sleeved jacket with a diamond pattern. I’ve never seen anything like … Continue reading →
Investigating the Mysterious Wolverine By Mary Terra-Berns As soon as I heard that deep growl coming from the trap, time disappeared for me. It was my first wolverine up close and personal, a recapture numbered M333. He was one of … Continue reading →
Still As Good As Gold By Mary Terra-Berns In the mid-1990s, I worked for the Idaho Department of Fish and Game (IDFG) conducting goshawk nest surveys in the forests of northern Idaho. My predecessors had surveyed all the stands close … Continue reading →