Topic: Wildlife

In Support of Pull Together

Written on May 24, 2017 at 5:50 am, by

Liza Michaelson writes to ask for your support… Family and Friends, Do you LOVE the San Juan Islands? Do you LOVE our pristine beaches and fresh seafood? Do you LOVE the Orca whales who call this region home? Next week, with 3 other hearty folks from San Juan Island, I will be joining a group  Continue Reading

Let Wildlife Be Wild

Written on May 23, 2017 at 5:38 am, by

Do your part to protect our island wildlife San Juan Island National Historical Park provides habitat for many species of animals. When you visit the park, you are visiting their home. The choices you make have a direct effect on the wild animals that live here. By following the simple steps listed here you can  Continue Reading

Exceptional Water Quality

Written on May 23, 2017 at 5:32 am, by

County shellfish harvesting areas show exceptional water quality An annual evaluation of water quality found that all eight commercial harvesting areas in San Juan County showed exceptional water quality, resulting in no County closures. In contrast, statewide this year, six of the 105 commercial harvesting areas were closed and 16 additional areas were listed as  Continue Reading

Congratulations to San Juan Safaris

Written on May 22, 2017 at 5:48 am, by

San Juan Safaris Whale Watch & Wildlife Tours Awarded Best-Eco Adventure Tour in the Pacific Northwest For the second year in a row, San Juan Safaris Whale Watch & Wildlife Tours is voted Best Eco-Adventure in the Pacific Northwest by Seattle King 5 and voters in their annual “Best of Pacific Northwest Escapes” viewer polls.  Continue Reading

Transient Orca Encounter

Written on May 17, 2017 at 10:01 am, by

Traci Walter, Naturalist and Photographer for Western Prince Whale & Wildlife Tours shares this awesome video from yesterday up at the north end of the island. Thanks Traci! Hey San Juan update! I just wanted to share yesterday’s encounter with you! This was taken on the north shore of San Juan Island. Hope all is  Continue Reading

Endangered Species Day

Written on May 16, 2017 at 5:50 am, by

Southern Resident Killer Whales will be recognized in a display on the San Juan County Courthouse and Council Chamber lawns on Endangered Species Day, Friday, May 19th. There will be 86 orca whale dorsal fins displayed representing the 78 living free members of the Southern Resident Killer Whale J, K and L pods, plus the  Continue Reading

Wolf Hollow Says Thanks

Written on May 15, 2017 at 5:40 am, by

Wolf Hollow Thanks Women’s Fund and SJI Community Foundation The staff and board at Wolf Hollow Wildlife Rehabilitation Center are deeply grateful to the San Juan Island Community Foundation and the San Juan Island Women’s Fund for their support. The Women’s Fund has generously donated funds to provide food and medical care to the injured  Continue Reading

Powder Rule

Written on May 4, 2017 at 9:10 pm, by

According to a Warren Miller ski film we watched several years ago, it is quite possible when in the Tahoe area to find many businesses closed with signs hanging on their doors saying “Powder Rule” when mother nature dumps beautiful, fluffy powder snow at the local ski resort. Well, it wasn’t beautiful fluffy powder here  Continue Reading

Birding with Barbara Jensen

Written on May 3, 2017 at 4:34 pm, by

Next Wednesday, May 10th at 7 pm at the Library, noted bird expert Barbara Jensen of San Juan Islands Audubon will give an introduction to basic birdwatching: how, what, when, and where to look at birds on San Juan Island! And also, just added  – Barbara invites you to an event this weekend. Here she  Continue Reading

Wolf Hollow News

Written on May 2, 2017 at 5:51 am, by

Fawns are on the way! Most of the local deer give birth to their fawns in early to mid May, but a few arrive in late April. There may already be tiny spotted fawns hiding in the woodland or even in your yard! For the first couple of weeks, fawns aren’t strong enough to follow  Continue Reading

An Opportunity to Help the Orcas

Written on April 28, 2017 at 5:49 am, by

Val and Leslie Veirs share this announcement with you… Dear family and friends, Leslie and I are writing to let you know that Scott is taking a big step to try to improve our long-term efforts to help the whales. For 15 years we have installed and maintained a network of hydrophones and streamed, via  Continue Reading

FRIENDS’ New Video

Written on April 6, 2017 at 3:34 pm, by

New video highlights how healthy shorelines can adjust to rising seas, protecting habitat and property. Sea level rise and climate change: they’re what coastal communities around the globe are increasingly talking about and feeling the impacts of. Forward-thinking individuals and governments are taking steps to prepare. In San Juan County, the most likely impacts associated  Continue Reading

Wolf Hollow to Resume Marine Mammal Rehab Program

Written on April 5, 2017 at 1:55 pm, by

Resuming rehabilitation for harbor seal pups has been a top priority for Wolf Hollow since the temporary suspension of its marine mammal program in 2016, primarily due to a lack of funding. After many months of diligent work to assess facility needs and raise funds, Wolf Hollow recently announced they will be accepting injured harbor seal pups again  Continue Reading

Town Honors “Granny”

Written on March 31, 2017 at 7:51 pm, by

To honor J-2, or “Granny” as many people remember her, the town has changed the sign on East Street (that’s where you park to get on the ferry), to Granny’s Way

FHFF Winter Film Series

Written on March 21, 2017 at 5:54 am, by

The Friday Harbor Film Festival Winter Series presents an audience favorite: BLOOD LIONS. Blood Lions follows acclaimed environmental journalist and safari operator, Ian Michler, and Rick Swazey, an American hunter, on their journey to uncover the realities about the multi-million dollar predator breeding and canned lion hunting industries in South Africa. At the Grange, Tuesday,  Continue Reading

Wolf Hollow Open House and Baby Shower

Written on March 18, 2017 at 5:56 am, by

Don’t miss this opportunity to tour the Wolf Hollow facility, meet staff and board members and learn more about the work carried out at your local wildlife rehabilitation center. Saturday, April 1st 11-3pm If you’d like to bring a gift for the young wild creatures we’ll be caring for this spring and summer, please take a  Continue Reading

Concerts to Benefit “Salish Sea Stands Against Kinder Morgan” Coming Soon

Written on March 18, 2017 at 5:47 am, by

Canadian First Nations, environmental organizations, and internationally recognized musician Luke Wallace, join the “Pull Together” music tour to resist the Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain Pipeline expansion. The proposed Kinder Morgan expansion would greatly increase vessel traffic and the risk of an oil spill in the Salish Sea. The concert tour, coming to the San Juan  Continue Reading

Friday Harbor Labs Open House

Written on March 14, 2017 at 5:43 am, by

Mark your calendar now… On Saturday, May 20, 2017, the University of Washington’s Friday Harbor Laboratories will hold its annual Open House. This event offers a splendid opportunity to meet scientists and students at the Labs and check out the research and teaching facilities. From 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., the Labs will be open  Continue Reading

Bird Watching Project

Written on March 7, 2017 at 5:56 am, by

False Bay Creek Preserve Seasonal Bird Watching Project Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, San Juan County Land Bank, and San Juan Islands Audubon invite you to a “design charrette” for the development of seasonal bird watching at the Land Bank’s False Bay Creek Preserve at Heritage Bank’s community meeting room on Monday, March 13  Continue Reading

Salish Sea Citizens Stand on Capitol Hill in Olympia

Written on February 16, 2017 at 5:43 am, by

On Monday, February 13, 200 people from the San Juan Islands and greater Salish Sea region attended a rally at the Washington State Capitol in Olympia to show support for the Oil Transportation Safety Bills (House Bill 1611/Senate Bill 5462). A major oil spill would significantly impact Washington State’s maritime economy, which is worth $30  Continue Reading

Swans on Dream Lake

Written on February 11, 2017 at 5:56 am, by

Mary Kalbert shares these photos of swans that she got on Friday morning. Click below to see more. Thanks for sharing Mary!

Tracks in the Snow

Written on February 9, 2017 at 1:15 pm, by

Shona Aitken,  the Education Coordinator at Wolf Hollow Wildlife Rehabilitation Center shares this with you… Some people hate snow. All it means to them is cold temperatures, slippery roads and difficulty getting to and from work. Other people love it. They enjoy the beauty of falling flakes and the soft covering on trees and bushes, or can’t  Continue Reading