Topic: Animals

Orca Sing 2019

Written on June 13, 2019 at 5:50 am, by

Orca Sing is an annual event where people gather for an evening of music at Lime Kiln Point State Park to honor the Southern Resident orcas and celebrate Orca Action Month. This year’s event is the 20th annual and will take place on Saturday, June 22, with the music beginning at 7 p.m. This year,  Continue Reading

Volunteer of the Month

Written on June 11, 2019 at 5:47 am, by

The Animal Protection Society of Friday Harbor has announced that Alexandra Adinolf is the Volunteer of the Month for June. Alex became a volunteer at the animal shelter at the beginning of the year and has been a wonderful addition to the organization.  She visits the shelter each week to walk and socialize with the  Continue Reading

Join in the Salish Splash to Celebrate Orca Recovery

Written on June 7, 2019 at 10:52 am, by

Come jump in the water to celebrate the Southern Resident orcas at the “Salish Splash” at Jackson Beach on June 13 at 4 p.m. with Friends of the San Juans, the Port of Friday Harbor, State Senator Liz Lovelett, and other community members. This year, the Washington State Legislature passed a critical package of orca  Continue Reading

New Calf in J-Pod

Written on June 1, 2019 at 7:38 am, by

The Center for Whale Research has received photographs taken by the Tofino Whale Centre of a calf accompanying J pod off of Tofino on May 30, 2019. Researchers at the CWR have confirmed that the calf is a new addition, and based on its coloration and body condition was likely born some time in the  Continue Reading

Westside Naturalists this Weekend

Written on May 31, 2019 at 5:48 am, by

Just heard from Caroline Armon with the San Juan Island Naturalist Program. She wants to let you know that naturalists will be at the Land Bank’s Westside Preserve, south of Lime Kiln State Park, to answer your questions and share information about the whales and the Salish Sea. Friday, May 31 from 2pm-5pm Saturday, June  Continue Reading

Treasure Hounds Needs You

Written on May 23, 2019 at 5:41 am, by

Treasure Hounds is looking for volunteers with retail and customer service experience. Shifts available are 3 hours and 6 hours. If you are interested, please contact Leslie Byron at (360) 317-4311 or (360) 298-9058

Morning Visitor

Written on May 21, 2019 at 3:57 pm, by

Margie Smith shares this photo of a visitor to their yard this morning. Here’s what she had to say: Here’s a photo of the bear, (not very good quality I’m afraid, as it was through the window).  This was our morning guest at the bird feeder.  The feeder didn’t stand a chance!

Pet of the Week

Written on May 15, 2019 at 5:42 am, by

Hello there! My name is Chef Chutney and I just found a lovely recipe for an Indian dish. Maybe you could join me for an early dinner, I like to eat at 3:00. I picked up some fresh naan at the bakery, maybe you could bring a mango or two? I will be hungry and  Continue Reading

New K-9 Capability in San Juan County

Written on May 10, 2019 at 5:47 am, by

San Juan County Sheriff Ron Krebs recently swore in the newest member of his team. Guss, an 18-month-old sable German shepherd, was welcomed to the Sheriff’s staff this week. Guss’s handler, Jay Holt, has been a Deputy in the islands for the past year. Holt worked previously with the Burlington Police Department. Sheriff Krebs indicated  Continue Reading

A Photographic Journey: Climate and Antarctica

Written on May 6, 2019 at 5:49 am, by

On Thursday, May 9, 2019, 5:30 pm, at Brickworks (150 Nichols St., Friday Harbor), photographer, filmmaker, former NASA researcher, bird expert, and Lopezian Peter Cavanagh will present a photographic journey of a voyage along the Scotia Arc to Antarctica. Come learn more about the vast polar desert, its amazing wildlife, and how changes in climate  Continue Reading

Volunteer Of The Month

Written on May 3, 2019 at 5:47 am, by

The animal protection society of Friday Harbor is happy to announce that Kim Grotle is the volunteer for the month of May. Kim has been a loyal volunteer and spends her time at the animal shelter cuddling cats and assisting where needed. Thanks so much, Kim, for making a difference in the lives of homeless  Continue Reading

Pet of the Week

Written on April 25, 2019 at 5:46 am, by

Bon Jour…..Est-ce que tu parles francais? I didn’t know I could speak French either, until just now. Who wouldn’t be interested in a bilingual dog who is a mignonne as me? I have so much to offer that you really should just come in and meet me at the animal shelter. We can go for  Continue Reading

All Four Orca Recovery Priority Bills Pass Washington State Legislature

Written on April 17, 2019 at 5:51 am, by

Salmon habitat recovery, oil spill prevention, vessel noise and disturbance, reducing toxic pollution are all now expected to reach Governor Inslee’s desk. Bills passed: Protecting habitat (HB 1579) Lead sponsor Representative Joe Fitzgibbon (D-West Seattle) Supports chinook salmon and forage fish populations by protecting habitat and reducing invasive predatory species Preventing oil spills (HB 1578)  Continue Reading

Pet of the Week

Written on April 15, 2019 at 5:14 pm, by

Ladies, are you tired of one-night stands and awkward blind dates? Look no further. . . I’m Arlo, your knight in shining armor waiting for you at the APS-FH. I’m a true gentleman that doesn’t kiss and tell and promise I always put the toilet seat down. To make it a date, visit me at  Continue Reading

Ocean Outbreak

Written on April 12, 2019 at 5:44 am, by

Book Talk: Drew Harvell will discuss her book, Ocean Outbreak: Confronting the Rising Tide of Marine Disease. This presentation will include updates on Sea Star Wasting Disease and salmon health in our Puget Sound waters. Drew is a local author and resident scientist at Friday Harbor Laboratories. A book signing and reception will follow the  Continue Reading

Pet of the Week

Written on April 8, 2019 at 5:43 am, by

Swimsuit season is right around the corner and I am ready to hit the beach! If you would like to hang out with me in the sun, maybe share a glass of lemonade, come on over to the animal shelter! My name is Sister, I will be the one wearing a yellow tankini. Animal Protection  Continue Reading

Owls in Flight

Written on April 7, 2019 at 11:34 am, by

John Miller shares another great wildlife photo. This one, entitled “Territorial Combat” shows two owls duking it out in flight. Click on the photo to enlarge it. Taken over Fir Island in early January. Thanks for sharing John!

Volunteer of the Month

Written on April 6, 2019 at 11:10 am, by

The Animal Protection Society of Friday Harbor has announced that Storrie Arnold is the Volunteer of the Month for April. Storrie became a volunteer at the animal shelter at the beginning of the year and has been a wonderful addition to the organization. She visits the shelter each week to walk and socialize with the  Continue Reading

More than 750 to Gather for Salmon Recovery Conference in Tacoma

Written on April 4, 2019 at 5:49 am, by

OLYMPIA–More than 750 scientists, salmon recovery experts and interested citizens from Washington and Oregon will meet in Tacoma next week for the seventh biennial Salmon Recovery Conference, marking the 20th anniversary of the Salmon Recovery Act. “By bringing together our state’s field biologists, engineers and policymakers, we’re providing a forum for information sharing and networking  Continue Reading

Student Presentation on Southern Resident Killer Whale Recovery

Written on March 29, 2019 at 5:45 am, by

Come join the Reardan FFA Agricultural Issues team as they perform their presentation titled “Is Washington Doing Enough to Save Puget Sound’s Southern Resident Killer Whales?” The Agricultural Issues Forum is an FFA Leadership Development Event that requires students to research an agricultural or natural resources issue and equitably present both sides of the issue.  Continue Reading

BUZZ: The Nature and Necessity of Bees

Written on March 22, 2019 at 1:47 pm, by

Griffin Bay Bookstore is proud to announce that San Juan Island author, Thor Hanson, author of The Triumph of Seeds and Feathers, has won his third Pacific Northwest Booksellers Association award, receiving the 2019 PNBA award for BUZZ: The Nature and Necessity of Bees. Please join us at the San Juan Island Library when Griffin  Continue Reading

Wolf Hollow Open House

Written on March 22, 2019 at 5:45 am, by

Have you ever wondered where we keep seal pups or what enclosures are needed to rehabilitate eagles? This is your chance to find out. The animals we care for can’t be on display, but this is our quiet time of year, so we can show people round without disturbing any patients. Come for a guided  Continue Reading