Photos. A Rufous Hummingbird and a Barrow’s Goldeneye, the first with the dock in the background, and the second next to the dock.
Photos. Carrier and submarine movement, along with the recent special moon.
Photos. Another winter waterfowl species has arrived, buffleheads, along with Halloween.
Facebook Video of Illahee Bucks Fighting. An amazing video of two Illahee buck deer fighting was on the Illahee Community Facebook page. The Carlson’s were kind enough to share it and we put it on a YouTube link https://youtu.be/udB2F1khHfc. Below is a snap shot still from the video. People can also request to be added to the Illahee Community Facebook page where the video resides along with other interesting information, like the coyote notice later in the Update.
Photo. The arrival of these Surf Scoters in the waters off of Illahee is a sign the rest of the winter waterfowl will soon be arriving.
Photo. This was a first sighting of this bird for us. It is a scrub jay we saw as we were leaving on a road trip a couple of weeks ago.
Eel Grass Survey. Thanks to Brett for letting us know what this boat was doing in Illahee while we were gone. We received a photo and a WhatsApp that read: “There’s a research vessel that’s been mulling around in front of the house for the past half hour, so I kayaked out and asked what they were doing. Turns out is is an eel grass survey being carried out for DNR and the tribes.”
Deer Hunters. We also received the following a couple of weeks ago and hope someone explained that it is illegal to deer hunt here.
Warning. Watch for deer poacher/s around Illahee Preserve Around Sunset Ave.
A neighbor and I saw a car parked along road near a known illegal trail, no driver with deer hunting bow and game arrows in plain view in passenger’s seat. Duh!
It was like a blue station wagon shaped car.
Also someone has been blazing trail/s up into the brush onto preserve land . And marking trees. Likely the same guy/s.
Besides the fact that the deer are protected, Arrows could miss and travel dangerously around houses.
Call 911 if you see.
Port Meeting. The Port of Illahee meets this Wednesday at 5 pm at 5500 Illahee Road and we are hoping to find out more about their efforts to try and purchase the Illahee Store.
Commissioner Openings in 2017. There will be two opportunities in 2017 for anyone who wants to be a port commissioner. Filings need to be completed in the Spring for those interested.
Septic Workshop. With most of Illahee on septic systems this workshop might be a good one to attend on Tuesday (sorry for the short notice).
Septic Sense Workshop
Learn how to protect your investment and keep it happy for a lifetime of
service. Kitsap County residents who own a septic system are welcome to
attend a FREE workshop from 6:00- 8:00pm, Tuesday October 11at the Eagle’s Nest 1195 NW Fairgrounds Rd, Bremerton.
- Informative talks
- Technical assistance
- FREE “Green” cleaning product kits (one per household)
- Info about low-interest loan program for septic system repairs
Space is limited. Sign up today!
Details and registration at:
Preserve Work Party. The East Bremerton Rotary and the Washington Youth Academy cadets will be spreading wood chips on trials in the Illahee Preserve on Friday (10/14/16) to get the trails ready for the wet season.
Illahee Preserve FIRE. Thanks to two alert Illahee Preserve walkers, John and Rochelle, who smelled smoke, sought out its source, called 911, and began fire fighting efforts. By the time we got there the firemen had already arrived and were putting out the fire.