Topic: Wildlife

Tiny Fawns

Written on May 13, 2018 at 5:45 am, by

Wolf Hollow shares this notice with you about tiny fawns… This is the time of year when we receive lots of calls at Wolf Hollow from people who find small fawns all alone and are concerned because they’re not with their Mom. But a young fawn lying curled up in the grass on its own  Continue Reading

Year of the Bird Celebration

Written on April 27, 2018 at 9:28 am, by

Join the Land Bank, Wolf Hollow, The San Juan Preservation Trust, San Juan Island National Historical Park, and San Juan County Master Gardener Foundation as they celebrate the centennial of the Migratory Bird Treaty Act at Red Mill Farm on San Juan Island. Sunday, May 6th from 10:30am to 3:00pm at Red Mill Farm, San Juan Island. There  Continue Reading

New Biggs Calf Video

Written on April 24, 2018 at 5:52 am, by

The babies are back! Bigg’s killer whales abound in the Salish Sea this spring. Ocean EcoVentures, member of Pacific Whale Watch Association (PWWA) recently captured video footage (video credit Ocean EcoVentures and videographer – Tasli Shaw) of one of the newest members of the population, T065A6, a young calf probably less than one month old.  Continue Reading

Procession of the Species

Written on April 22, 2018 at 9:30 am, by

An Earth Day gift for you – Liza Michaelson shares this video from Saturday’s 9th annual Lopez Island Procession of the Species. This year the focus was on native species. The organizers borrowed dorsal fins representing every JK and L pod member from San Juan Islanders for Safe Shipping, and Lopez islanders turned out in  Continue Reading

Keeping Whales Safe: PWWA’s Updated Whale Watching Guidelines

Written on April 18, 2018 at 5:44 am, by

The Pacific Whale Watch Association (PWWA), a group of 32 whale watch and ecotourism business operators in Washington and British Columbia, announced today an update to its vessel operation guidelines with a focus on safe operation for both commercial and private vessels around whales. These updated standards are the most comprehensive conservation framework in the  Continue Reading

Otters

Written on April 9, 2018 at 6:32 pm, by

While waiting for the ferry home this afternoon on Lopez, I saw some otters doing what otters do, and got some video with my iPhone. Comments welcome.

Sperm Whale in Haro Strait

Written on April 2, 2018 at 11:33 am, by

Just got this notice about a recent sighting near Turn Point on Stuart Island… Over the weekend, members of the Pacific Whale Watch Association captured photos and hydrophone audio of the first-ever sperm whale spotted in inland waters in Washington state and the first ever seen by whale watching tours in Washington’s Salish Sea. The whale  Continue Reading

Biggs vs. Stellers

Written on March 21, 2018 at 6:11 pm, by

Pacific Whale Watch Association (PWWA) shares this video which was shot by member Western Prince Whale Watching. The video was captured this week off of Spieden Island and it shows the T2C family of Bigg’s Killer Whales hunting a Steller Sea Lion. At about 2:54 into the video, a group of 20+ Steller Sea Lions  Continue Reading

Got Video?

Written on March 15, 2018 at 5:50 am, by

Erin Corra is on the hunt for some video. Do you have any to share? Here’s her request… Hello and happy almost spring, Curious if you have any decent mp4 footage of surface activity of these critters…. We are on the mad hunt to update the video station at Lime Kiln’s Interpretive Center. Credit will  Continue Reading

2018 Marks Wolf Hollow’s 35th Anniversary!

Written on March 12, 2018 at 5:50 am, by

Thanks to your generous donation of time, talent, financial gifts and endless encouragement over the years, together, we’ve helped more than 17,700 injured and orphaned animals. We’re so grateful! Please join us at our annual Open House event Saturday, March 31st from 11 am to 3 pm at 284 Boyce Road on San Juan Island.  Continue Reading

Winter Birds Boat Trip

Written on March 1, 2018 at 5:52 am, by

Join Friends of the San Juans and birding experts on a special winter birds boat trip on Saturday, March 10 from 10 am – 2 pm. With just 8 people aboard, this tour will be intimate and informed and provide in-depth knowledge about seasonal wildlife in the San Juans. Peter Cavanagh, NASA researcher, University of Washington professor,  Continue Reading

League of Women Voters Presentation

Written on March 1, 2018 at 5:46 am, by

League of Women Voters presents meeting on threats and opportunities of the Salish Sea ecosystem The League of Women Voters of the San Juans will host an informative meeting on threats to the future of the Salish Sea and efforts to protect it at 12:30 p.m., Monday, March 12 at the San Juan Island Library  Continue Reading

Orca Protection & Rescue

Written on February 21, 2018 at 5:54 am, by

“I’ve had enough and I just can’t do this anymore.” After 15-years as a whale watch tour operator, Captain Alan “Hobbes” Buchanan’s passion for whales has led him to create Orca Protection & Rescue, a new organization aimed at helping to save the whales and wildlife of the Salish Sea. Orca Protection & Rescue will  Continue Reading

Mission Blue

Written on January 29, 2018 at 5:50 am, by

Friday Harbor Film Festival’s “Best of the Fest” presents: “Mission Blue” – a film about legendary oceanographer, Sylvia Earle. She is on a personal mission to save our oceans. Mission Blue is part oceanic road trip, part biography, part action adventure story, and part expose of an eco-disaster. The film deftly weaves her unique personal  Continue Reading

To Protect Orca and Salmon, You Need to Protect Beaches and Forage Fish

Written on January 22, 2018 at 5:48 am, by

Why Friends of the San Juans is appealing San Juan County’s update to the Shoreline Management Program By Stephanie Buffum, Executive Director of Friends of the San Juans The decline of the Southern Resident Killer Whales, now down to 76 members, is mostly blamed on the disappearance of their favorite food, Chinook salmon. Often overlooked  Continue Reading

CWR Video Campaign

Written on January 15, 2018 at 5:51 am, by

The Center For Whale Research is taking action to increase public awareness of the Southern Resident Killer Whales by taking the message onboard Washington State Ferries. Ken Balcomb, Founder and Principal Investigator of the Center For Whale Research launched a video ad campaign January 9th. This 15 second video will play in daily rotation on  Continue Reading

Island Women’s March

Written on January 11, 2018 at 5:50 am, by

Fired Up! Ready to go! Island Women’s March invites all islands to participate in a sidewalk march on January 20th, 2018 in Friday Harbor. We will meet at the Friday Harbor Courthouse on 1st Street, next to the American Legion. Staging time will be at Noon and the march will start at 12:30. The Saturday  Continue Reading

A Night at the Whale Museum

Written on December 29, 2017 at 5:48 am, by

Here’s an invitation for you from the Whale Museum… Join us on January 11, 2018, from 6:00 to 8:00 pm at The Whale Museum for a Reception to explore the Museum and enjoy excellent food, drinks, friends and the unveiling of our newest exhibits! Heavy hors d’oeuvres by Market Chef Wine by Northwest Totem Cellars  Continue Reading

Beachwalkers Wanted!

Written on December 28, 2017 at 5:47 am, by

Help make a difference for the environment by collecting marine debris data for the Coastal Observation and Seabird Survey Team (COASST). COASST is a citizen science program involving participants in the collection of high quality data used in natural resource management and conservation decisions. Marine debris participants collect data on the characteristics and location of  Continue Reading

FRIENDS Appeals SMP

Written on December 26, 2017 at 5:47 am, by

On Friday, December 22nd, the Friends of the San Juans (Friends) appealed San Juan County’s recently updated Shoreline Master Program (“SMP”) to the Washington Growth Management Hearings Board. The SMP is the primary tool for protecting the fragile marine ecosystem that depends on the health of that narrow band of shoreline where the water meets  Continue Reading

Christmas Bird Count

Written on December 19, 2017 at 5:50 am, by

Our count is set for Saturday, December 30th. Teams will be assigned areas within the 15-mile diameter circle to count all the birds in their area. I am still working on getting island leaders sorted out but I will be the coordinator for SJI and the overall coordinator. If you have questions or would like  Continue Reading

Waterfowl Walk

Written on December 7, 2017 at 5:49 am, by

San Juan Island Family Nature Club Monthly Event – Waterfowl Walk! Saturday, December 16, 2017 from 1:00 to 2:00pm at Zylstra Lake, San Juan Island Shona Aitken of Wolf Hollow will lead a winter stroll around Zylstra Lake, a popular stop for overwintering water fowl, including Trumpeter Swans. Limited space available. Contact Tanja Williamson for  Continue Reading

Page 1 of 712345...Last »