Short-eared Owls a Sight to See at Crockett Lake

What’s most unique about Short-eared Owls is they live in open terrain and are active during the day, usually around dawn or dusk.

2019 Holiday Open House: Festive and Fun!

The 2019 Holiday Open House is a wrap! It was wonderful to see so many incredible Land Trust members enjoying themselves.

Giving Tuesday: A Chance to Make a Lasting Difference

Giving Tuesday was created as a simple idea — a day that encourages people to do good. By donating to the Land Trust, you can make a lasting difference on Whidbey and Camano islands.

Pampering Pumpkins Produces Giant Results

Land Trust member Lee Roof entered the giant pumpkin he grew near Penn Cove in a contest at the Skagit Valley Giant Pumpkin Festival. His pumpkin wound up squashing the old record.

Members Get Up-close Look at Fungi Kingdom

Land Trust members soak up information about fungi during a guided walk and talk on North Whidbey.

Western Toads a Welcome Sight on Whidbey

Wildlife on Whidbey is part of the island’s charm. That goes for one creature that’s rarely found in other parts of the Puget Sound lowlands anymore: the Western Toad.

Two Picnics: Double the Fun!

It’s always a joy seeing Land Trust members at our annual potluck picnic. This summer, we doubled the fun, holding two picnics in one week – one on Camano and the second on Whidbey!

A Professor’s Passion: Studying Otter Behavior

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.

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.


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