Whidbey Camano Land Trust

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Lively Douglas is the ‘Squirrel of Squirrels’

The lively Douglas Squirrel benefits forests in many ways. It can inadvertently plants trees when it doesn’t retrieve cones its cuts from conifers. It also acts as forest guardian with its alarm call,


Why Not Try New Scenery on National Trails Day?

In the spirit of National Trails Day, consider one of three beautiful Land Trust preserves as places to consider enjoying a new trail experience.


Episode Focuses on Special Places, Important Work

It was a thrill and an honor to work with WhidbeyTV Productions last fall during a video shoot about the Land Trust. The episode for the “Curious Islander” series was recently released just in time to give viewers more options to “hit the trails!”


The Little Frog with the Big Voice

Warm spring nights elicit a barrage of loud calls from area ponds. The voice behind these sounds comes from the Pacific Chorus Frog, our smallest native amphibian that just happens to have the loudest voice.


GiveBIG is May 8 – Make a Natural Impact!

GiveBIG is a 24-hour online fundraising challenge to give back to all the nonprofits that make our local communities better. Join others to permanently save and care for our islands’ most treasured lands and waters on Whidbey and Camano islands.


Why Woody Debris on the Forest Floor is Important

When dozens of trees came down at Trillium Community Forest during last December’s powerful windstorm, efforts were made to remove them from the trails without taking them out of the forest. And there was a sound reason for that.


Photographer lifting spirits one bird at a time

Albert Rose, a Greenbank artist, delights his email followers each day with a “Bird of the Day” image.


Taming Trillium: Visitor Tackles Trails in Wheelchair

Adam Schmuki, a graduate student at Arizona State University, decided to tackle the trails of Trillium Community Forest in his wheelchair recently.


How Hummingbirds Survive Our Cold Winter Nights

Our chilly winter nights pose a hazard to the tiny Anna’s Hummingbird. But this tough little bird employs different strategies to cope with the winter chill.


Honk If You Love Snow Geese

This is the time of year when many Island County birders – serious and recreational – are drawn to make the drive to Skagit County. Why? For the sensory pleasure of witnessing the wonder of the hundreds of swans and the thousands of Snow Geese that make the farm fields of the Skagit Valley and the Samish Flats their winter home.