HabitChat

Helping Our Wild Feathered Friends

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.


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.


10 Furry and Delightful Reasons to Love the Islands

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.


A Natural Fit

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.


Tentacles of Strange Red Octopus Stretch Far and Wide

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.


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