Wildlife experts continue to advise that the public keep bird feeders and bird baths down until the salmonellosis outbreak is over. You can also help wild birds by supporting conservation and adding native plants to your landscape.
With the protection of birds on his mind, Congressman Rick Larsen met with the Land Trust, Washington State Parks, and Whidbey Audubon Society to learn more about the habitat significance of Crockett Lake Preserve and the surrounding area.
The scenery around Whidbey and Camano islands is lovely at any time of year. But add a heavy blanket of snow and the scenic beauty soars off the charts, turning the islands into a picturesque winter wonderland.
A salmonellosis outbreak around the state is killing many of our treasured birds this winter. It is highly recommended that we take down all of our feeders and remove bird baths through February.
When Brittany, our stewardship assistant, listened to howling winds pound her Central Whidbey Island home in the early morning hours of January 13, she figured she’d be in store for a busy day in the field tending to Land Trust preserves. She was right.
If you missed Dr. Heide Island’s fascinating webinar on North American river otters, you can still check out a video recording of the fun and fact-filled presentation.
The annual return of Short-eared Owls at Crockett Lake Preserve always creates excitement this time of year.
River otters often move so fast that they can be hard to observe and learn more about. On a beach on Central Whidbey this summer, however, a group of 10 river otters showed up regularly and put on quite a show.
Land Trust board member Patrick Kennedy shares what he loves about island life and his passion to help protect the natural and rural features that drew him here.
Who knew that a strange red gelatinous sea creature washing up on the western shores of Whidbey Island would create such a stir? It turns out, it’s not every day that a seven-armed octopus is seen in these parts.