‘Bear butter’: In Glacier National Park, scientists study tiny moths as rich food source for grizzlies

A grizzly bear and cub forage for army cutworm moths in Glacier Park. Grizzlies eat up to 90 pounds of food every day to bulk up for winter, and the moths offer a rich source…

A bear and cub dig on a rocky slope, viewed through a spotting scope.

CAHNRS Coug Connections: Claudia Kightlinger

Each week, we showcase one of our CAHNRS Ambassadors, a student leadership organization that encourages students to pursue higher education and serves as a liaison between the college and the greater community. This week, we’re featuring Claudia Kightlinger, a junior from San Diego, Calif. What are you studying? I’m majoring in Wildlife Ecology & Conservation Sciences with a minor in […]

Formal portrait photo of Claudia Kightlinger

WSU Monarch Butterfly Project Underway with Help from Washington State Penitentiary Offenders

WALLA WALLA, Wash.—Gilbert London stands in front of a blue plastic food-storage barrel converted into a Monarch butterfly-rearing cage. Inside, roughly two dozen opaque-green chrysalises hang from milkweed plants like living jewels. In roughly 10 days, the chrysalises London helped to raise will yield the iconic adult butterflies with orange-and-black wings. He and five other […]