Topic: Wildlife

Growing Up Gorilla

Written on September 27, 2019 at 9:04 am, by

Grow­ing Up Goril­la with Acclaimed Author Clare Hodg­son Meek­er at San Juan Island Library On Sat­ur­day, Oct 5 at 3 PM Clare Hodg­son Meek­er will talk about her lat­est non-fic­­tion book. Grow­ing Up Goril­la tells the true sto­ry of a baby goril­la named Yola who lives at Seattle’s Wood­land Park Zoo. At birth, Yola was  Con­tin­ue Reading

Beach Habitat Enhancement Project Underway on Shaw

Written on September 26, 2019 at 10:15 am, by

Dur­ing the recent day­time low tides, Friends of the San Juans and project con­trac­tor Zach Cros­by of Shaw Island Exca­va­tion worked to remove large rock and con­crete debris from a stretch of beach on Shaw Island. The project will improve spawn­ing sub­strate in a year-round for­age fish area and com­pli­ments sim­i­lar projects com­plet­ed in 2017  Con­tin­ue Reading

Joe Gaydos to Receive Film Festival’s Local Hero Award

Written on September 16, 2019 at 5:49 am, by

Fri­day Har­bor Film Fes­ti­val is delight­ed to announce that Joe Gay­dos will be the hon­ored recip­i­ent of the 2019 Local Hero Award for his work as a Senior Wildlife Vet­eri­nar­i­an and Sci­ence Direc­tor for the SeaD­oc Soci­ety. The Local Hero Award is pre­sent­ed each year to a present or for­mer res­i­dent of the San Juan  Con­tin­ue Reading

Meet Eba the Whale-poop-sniffing dog at SJIMA

Written on September 10, 2019 at 5:46 am, by

Maybe out on the water you saw a dog, in sun­glass­es no less, on the prow of a small boat and won­dered what they were doing. Well, now you can get an answer! Come meet Dr. Deb­o­ra Giles and Eba at the San Juan Islands Muse­um of Art (SJIMA) lob­by and learn about Eba’s job  Con­tin­ue Reading

Got a whale of a question?

Written on August 16, 2019 at 5:40 am, by

Stop by and chat with one of the Vol­un­teer Nat­u­ral­ists at the West­side Pre­serve mid­dle pullover south of Lime Kiln, or at Lime Kiln Whale Watch Wall. Hap­py to answer your ques­tions and share infor­ma­tion about the whales and the Sal­ish Sea!! 11am-2pm Sat­ur­day 8–17–19 West­side Pre­serve 11am-2pm Sun­day 8–18–19 West­side Pre­serve 2pm-5pm Sun­day 8–18–19 Lime Kiln  Con­tin­ue Reading

Return of the River

Written on August 12, 2019 at 5:49 am, by

It’s time for Mon­day Movie Night again at the Orca Sur­vey Out­reach and Edu­ca­tion Cen­ter (185 S. First Street). The next install­ment of the series will be a show­ing of “Return of the Riv­er”. This film beau­ti­ful­ly doc­u­ments the sto­ry of the removal of the dams on the Elwha Riv­er and how the restora­tion of this  Con­tin­ue Reading

Islands Heartbeats SJI

Written on August 9, 2019 at 5:48 am, by

  An unfor­get­table pho­to­graph­ic jour­ney through the nat­ur­al won­ders of San Juan Island, Wash­ing­ton. Writ­ten and pho­tographed by Julie McIn­tire Corey. This is the must-have book of the sum­mer! Islands Heart­beats is 272 pages with 330 spec­tac­u­lar pho­tographs and sto­ries that will make your heart beat. JulieC is one of those rare indi­vid­u­als that can tell a  Con­tin­ue Reading

Got a whale of a question?

Written on August 9, 2019 at 5:46 am, by

Stop by and chat with one of the Vol­un­teer Nat­u­ral­ists at the West­side Pre­serve mid­dle pullover south of Lime Kiln, or at Lime Kiln Whale Watch Wall this week­end. Hap­py to answer your ques­tions and share infor­ma­tion about the whales and the Sal­ish Sea! 12pm-5pm Fri­day 8–9‑19 West­side Pre­serve 11am-5pm Sat­ur­day 8–10–19 West­side Pre­serve 11am-2pm Sat­ur­day  Con­tin­ue Reading