Topic: Wildlife

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!

Eagle at Roche

Written on May 12, 2019 at 9:11 am, by

Kevin Holmes spot­ted this eagle ear­li­er this week eat­ing lunch on the bank at Roche Har­bor and caught this image as it was fly­ing away. Thanks for shar­ing Kevin!

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

Living in the Future’s Past

Written on May 3, 2019 at 5:48 am, by

“Can look­ing at evo­lu­tion help us pre­dict the future of human­i­ty?” — Jeff Bridges Fri­day Har­bor Film Fes­ti­val invites you to a free screen­ing of the award win­ning doc­u­men­tary, Liv­ing in the Future’s Past on Fri­day, May 3, 2019 at 7:00 pm at Brick­works. Acad­e­my Award win­ner, Jeff Bridges shares the screen with sci­en­tists, pro­found  Con­tin­ue Reading

Living in the Future’s Past

Written on April 22, 2019 at 9:03 am, by

“Can look­ing at evo­lu­tion help us pre­dict the future of human­i­ty?” — Jeff Bridges Fri­day Har­bor Film Fes­ti­val invites you to a free screen­ing of the award win­ning doc­u­men­tary, Liv­ing in the Future’s Past nar­rat­ed by Acad­e­my Award win­ner Jeff Bridges on Fri­day, May 3rd at 7:00 pm at Brick­works. In this beau­ti­ful­ly pho­tographed tour  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

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

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!

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 that’s  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 Bay  Con­tin­ue Reading

Longtime Fishery Science and Policy Manager Hired to Lead Governor’s Salmon Recovery Office

Written on March 19, 2019 at 5:47 am, by

The fol­low­ing press release is from the Wash­ing­ton State Recre­ation and Con­ser­va­tion Office… OLYMPIA — Erik Neather­lin, a sci­en­tist and long­time man­ag­er in the Wash­ing­ton Depart­ment of Fish and Wildlife has been select­ed to lead the Governor’s Salmon Recov­ery Office, which coor­di­nates statewide and region­al efforts to return salmon from the brink of extinc­tion. The  Con­tin­ue Reading

Cattle Point Eagle

Written on March 14, 2019 at 5:51 am, by

John Miller shares this pho­to he shot Wednes­day of an eagle perched on top of Cat­tle Point Light­house. Pret­ty cool — Thanks for shar­ing John!

Statement from PWWA

Written on March 13, 2019 at 5:43 am, by

In the SJ Update mail­bag today we find this let­ter from Kyle Wall, a Senior Account Exec­u­tive with the Seat­tle based pub­lic rela­tions firm The Fearey Group, shar­ing this state­ment from the Pacif­ic Whale Watch Asso­ci­a­tion on the pass­ing of HB 1580 in the Wash­ing­ton State House and SB 5577 in the Sen­ate… “We have  Con­tin­ue Reading

Leviathan Delusion in Paradise Lost

Written on March 7, 2019 at 5:45 am, by

In the SJ Update Mail­bag this morn­ing, we have this let­ter from Steve Ulvi… Glanc­ing at caller ID on a recent snowy morn­ing, I guessed that my old Alas­ka pal, Archie was riled up about some­thing.   Most like­ly a retal­ia­to­ry shot in response to the brow-beat­­ing I served up pre­vi­ous­ly. I had been pret­ty steamed about  Con­tin­ue Reading

A River’s Last Chance

Written on March 4, 2019 at 5:50 am, by

Fri­day Har­bor Film Fes­ti­val Win­ter Series — Best of the Fest — Tues­day, March 5th at the Grange at 7:00 pm A River’s Last Chance: A Sto­ry of Salmon, Tim­ber, Weed and Wine along the Mighty Eel Riv­er — the award win­ning film about sav­ing our Salmon and rivers. The Eel Riv­er in North­ern Cal­i­for­nia is  Con­tin­ue Reading