Topic: Animals

Praying Mantis

Written on September 13, 2016 at 5:53 am, by

Local photographer John Miller shares this image he captured this weekend… Tim – My wife, Victoria, called excitedly to me to come the garden and bring my camera. What a surprise to to see the following insect. John PS – for those who are interested: Nikon Df, 105mm manual focus macro, spot meter, f5.6, handheld  Continue Reading

Pet of the Week

Written on September 12, 2016 at 5:45 am, by

I know what you’re thinking. “Why the long face”, right? Well, if you must know, I’m a little sad and lonely these days. I’m thinking about writing a country western song about how my last “forever” home turned out to actually be an “until it’s inconvenient” home… I think I’ll call it, “Lookin’ for Love  Continue Reading

Island Rec – Star Party

Written on September 8, 2016 at 1:17 pm, by

Join the National Park Service and Island Rec to honor the 50th Anniversary of San Juan Island National Historical Park. 7:00pm Bat Talk ‘n Walk 8:00pm Cake 8:30pm Owl Prowl ‘n Star Walk. Large telescopes will be available for viewing. Rochelle Kelly, (a PhD candidate at the University of Washington studying our local bats), will  Continue Reading

Pet of the Week

Written on September 6, 2016 at 4:18 pm, by

Look. It’s not that I’m stuck up or snooty – it’s just that I have very high standards and deserve the very best life has to offer. My name is Copper. If you must know, I’m kind of a big deal – I’m a Somali cat. Look it up. It’s a thing. A bonafide thing.  Continue Reading

Changeover Time

Written on September 6, 2016 at 5:46 am, by

Shona out at Wolf Hollow shares this note… Have you seen a swallow lately, or a Rufous Hummingbird? There are still a few around but these, and many other little birds such as warblers and flycatchers, have started to head south for the winter. Soon, Ospreys and Turkey Vultures will be heading out too. But  Continue Reading

Wine Tasting and Art Auction

Written on September 2, 2016 at 5:52 am, by

The Animal Protection Society of Friday Harbor will host a Wine Tasting and Art Auction, Friday September 16 at Brickworks from 5:30 to 8:30. The event will include a silent and live auction of donated and original artworks as well as the unveiling of five private label wines; featuring artist labels by San Juan Island  Continue Reading

Pet of the Week

Written on August 29, 2016 at 5:52 am, by

Bond. James Bond. Nah, just fooling. But, I am an international man of mystery. My name is Leno. I can’t tell you my last name because that would be indiscreet. I’m a Russian Blue cat, but I defected when an informant told me about Fancy Feast. I currently reside at the Animal Protection Society of  Continue Reading

Sonic Sea at the Whale Museum

Written on August 26, 2016 at 12:21 pm, by

The NRDC invites you to The Whale Museum next Tuesday for this screening of Sonic Sea… Please join us at The Whale Museum on August 30 for a special kickoff screening of NRDC’s new documentary film “Sonic Sea.” Once quiet, our seas are now filled with a cacophony of noise unleashed by oil prospectors, freight  Continue Reading

J14 Considered Missing, Possibly Deceased

Written on August 26, 2016 at 12:14 pm, by

Sad news from the Center for Whale Research… J14, a 42-year old female in J pod, is considered missing. Ken Balcomb of the Center for Whale Research last saw her on July 31. Center for Whale Research staff members have since had three on-the-water encounters with the rest of her matriline but she was not  Continue Reading

Pet of the Week

Written on August 22, 2016 at 5:44 am, by

Have you ever kissed a Gator? No? Well, now’s your chance! My name is “Gator” and I’m actually not a real alligator – I’m just a terrific dog, looking for a new home where I can herd things. Like kids, dogs, cats, geese, chickens – You name it, I’ll herd it. I get along great  Continue Reading

Letter From Animal Protection Society

Written on August 21, 2016 at 2:41 pm, by

Dear Editor, Last week during our county fair the temperature here on the island rose to well over 80 degrees several days in a row. Sadly, those of us working at the Animal Protection Society booth were notified on four separate occasions that people had parked their cars in the lots across the street from  Continue Reading

Bees in the Backyard

Written on August 20, 2016 at 10:25 am, by

Minnie Knych has another heads-up for you… It is going to be a sweet day at the fair on Saturday! In the Food Preservation Booth we have two very special guest speakers.  At 1:30 PM Dr. Burke Gossom will talk about Backyard Bee Keeping.  All sorts of fruit and vegetables are pollinated by honey bees, such  Continue Reading

Food Web Picnic

Written on August 19, 2016 at 5:46 am, by

Friends of the San Juans is excited to hold a family-friendly Food Web Picnic on Tuesday, August 30, at Jackson’s Beach on San Juan Island from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. At the event, children will explore the animal habitats at and around Jackson Beach and will earn their Coastal Food Web Investigator badge. Participants can  Continue Reading

Orca Friendly Products at Ace!

Written on August 18, 2016 at 11:46 am, by

Pacific Whale Watch Association and Ace Hardware stores in Anacortes and Friday Harbor, WA Launch “Orca Friendly Products” Ace is the place for… saving orcas! In a unique partnership, Ace Hardware is partnering with the Pacific Whale Watch Association (PWWA) in helping its customers find “Orca Friendly” products in its stores. The pilot project will  Continue Reading

Homeless Animals Day

Written on August 17, 2016 at 5:42 am, by

International Homeless Animals Day is Saturday, August 20 Help the Animal Protection Society of Friday Harbor shed some light on the tragedy of pet overpopulation. Visit the APS-FH Booth at the fair and purchase a flameless candle in memory or in honor of your rescued and beloved pets and join a candlelight vigil – at  Continue Reading

Don Ehlen’s Insect Safari

Written on July 11, 2016 at 5:46 am, by

Presented by the San Juan Island Library, Come see Don Ehlen’s Insect Safari, held Wednesday, July 13 on the grounds of Friday Harbor Elementary School. Showtime begins at 1:30 PM. Learn about the amazing world of insects. View Don Ehlen’s collection of preserved and living specimens, including millipedes, a stick insect, and giant cockroaches. Please bring  Continue Reading

Pet of the Week

Written on July 11, 2016 at 5:35 am, by

Ladies and Gentlemen, what you see before you is the world’s smallest German Shepherd. That’s Me – “Lovie”! I only weigh about five pounds, but when it comes to cuteness, loyalty and fun – I’m a very big dog indeed! I’m only 8 years old and spunky as all get out! I’d love to meet  Continue Reading