For nearly a year now, a psychology professor from an Oregon university has dedicated herself to studying the foraging choices and other behaviors of a population of river otters on central Whidbey Island.
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.
In the spirit of National Trails Day, consider one of three beautiful Land Trust preserves as places to consider enjoying a new trail experience.
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!”
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 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.
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.