Spring Scenes. The goose below seemed ready to either attack or fly as I approached its nest.
Meeting Report. Lots of questions about what happened at Tuesday’s meeting with the Timbers Edge developer, John Johnson.
Work Party. Last Friday was the last of the Washington Youth Academy work parties until this fall. They placed wood chips on trails, removed invasive species, and helped clean up some very messy and smelly campsites. Thanks to these nearly 50 young cadets for all their work and the East Bremerton Rotary for planning and coordinating the work parties and providing supervision.
Blossoms. The first photo is several weeks old and is of an apricot tree.
Explore the Wonders of Puget Sound with Kitsap Beach Naturalists
WSU Kitsap Extension and UW SeaGrant proudly present the 2015 Beach Naturalist training, which is open to the public. If you want to learn more about marine life and local water issues while exploring beaches, then this is the class for you!
When: Thursday evenings April 9 through May 14 from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Where: Poulsbo Marine Science Center
Who: Adults and teens are welcome to attend. Children under 14 must be accompanied by an adult.
Cost: Cost for 6 weeks is $65. Scholarships are available.
Surrounded by water, the Kitsap Peninsula is an amazing place to learn about and enjoy sea life. Over the course of six evening classes and a variety of field trips, we’ll learn about sea stars, clams, crabs, and other cool critters as well as seaweeds and plants that live on our beaches. We’ll also discuss Salish Sea oceanography and shoreline living, conservation, and restoration.
After the training, trainees can choose to volunteer in exciting service projects, which include beach explorations, local community events and service projects that help protect and enhance Kitsap shorelines.
Wildlife Photos. A couple of deer and pheasant photos, with one catching a pheasant walking by a couple of deer.
Blossoms. Spring has definitely sprung.
Spring Flowers. Not only do these add color to our neighborhoods, but also to updates.
Jim, this is a flyer for the Peninsula Fruit Club’s Spring Grafting show. Please forward it to the person wanting to plant some fruit trees. Our ‘experts’ will be glad to help in any regard … and we will have lots of fruit trees for much, much less than any of the box stores.
Early Spring. So many photo opportunities with our early spring. Here are two with the last being of rhubarb starting to emerge.
Monday Community Meeting. A community meeting is being held at the Library on Sylvan Way on Monday (2/9/15) at 6:15 pm to discuss community issues, including the option to purchase Timbers Edge, and to answer the many questions regarding sewer plans for Illahee.
Unwanted Chips. Seems like recently one or more tree companies have decided to dump their wood chips at the Illahee Preserve. Years ago we asked for wood chips to cover the trails, and now we can’t stop them. It takes lots of hours and effort to move the chips to the trails, and it will take an army to distribute all these.
Egg Casings Answer. We copied this information from one of the many information sites on the web.
“The Frilled Dogwinkle can be found in winter or early spring around the low tide line where numerous females (four years old or older) will lay many yellow spindle-shaped eggs about a half inch long attached to rocks in a communal nursery. A female can lay up to 1,000 eggs per year. After a month or so the young snails pierce the egg capsule and crawl off, however there is high mortality with only around 1 percent reaching one year of age.”