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 […]