Written on May 21, 2019 at 3:57 pm, by Tim Dustrude
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!
Written on May 12, 2019 at 9:11 am, by Tim Dustrude
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!
Written on May 6, 2019 at 5:49 am, by Tim Dustrude
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
Written on May 3, 2019 at 5:48 am, by Tim Dustrude
“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
Written on April 22, 2019 at 9:03 am, by Tim Dustrude
“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
Written on April 17, 2019 at 5:51 am, by Tim Dustrude
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
Written on April 12, 2019 at 5:44 am, by Tim Dustrude
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
Written on April 7, 2019 at 11:34 am, by Tim Dustrude
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!
Written on April 4, 2019 at 5:49 am, by Tim Dustrude
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
Written on March 29, 2019 at 5:45 am, by Tim Dustrude
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
Written on March 22, 2019 at 1:47 pm, by Tim Dustrude
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
Written on March 19, 2019 at 5:47 am, by Tim Dustrude
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
Written on March 14, 2019 at 5:51 am, by Tim Dustrude
John Miller shares this photo he shot Wednesday of an eagle perched on top of Cattle Point Lighthouse. Pretty cool — Thanks for sharing John!
Written on March 13, 2019 at 5:43 am, by Tim Dustrude
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
Written on March 7, 2019 at 5:45 am, by Tim Dustrude
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
Written on March 4, 2019 at 5:50 am, by Tim Dustrude
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