Northern Flickers: A More Grounded Woodpecker

Read Whidbey naturalist Steve Ellis’s take on the Northern Flicker. This bird is unlike other woodpeckers as it spends a good deal of time on the ground, searching for ants, beetles, and other invertebrates.

Coupeville Students Focus on Nature

Through a partnership with Coupeville High School, 32 students in Susan Johnson’s digital media classes had the chance to hone their photography and video skills on several Land Trust protected properties.

Slideshow: A Prairie Tour

Enjoy a slideshow tour of Admiralty Inlet Natural Area Preserve and its rare and common prairie plant species that are in peak bloom in May.

Helping Our Wild Feathered Friends

Although feeders and bird baths can play a role in helping wild birds, especially during cold snaps, a better way to help them is to support conservation and add native plants to your landscape.

Nature Delivers During Congressman Visit

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.

When the Islands Became a Winter Wonderland

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.

Our Feeders Might be Killing Birds

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.

Trails Cleared after Storm Creates Sizable Tasks

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.

Another Chance to Catch ‘Otterly’ Fantastic Webinar

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.

‘Shorties’ are Back!

The annual return of Short-eared Owls at Crockett Lake Preserve always creates excitement this time of year.


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