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.
Albert Rose, a Greenbank artist, delights his email followers each day with a “Bird of the Day” image.
Adam Schmuki, a graduate student at Arizona State University, decided to tackle the trails of Trillium Community Forest in his wheelchair recently.
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.
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.
The snowfall of February 2019 that covered Island County and much of Western Washington will not be forgotten any time soon. In fact, stories of the snow event likely will be retold to future generations.
In the course of protecting and caring for land on Whidbey and Camano islands, our staff and board cover a lot of ground, meet a lot of amazing people and see a lot of fascinating things in nature. We thought it would be educational and fun to chronicle our conservation and restoration work through a […]