Wildlife Photos. Thanks to Fred, who lives near the Illahee Preserve, for the following photos:
Coyote Report. From the Illahee Community Facebook page. Kristen noted in a FB response that this was the third time in the past 3 weeks they were observed.
Preserve Art. Walking the Preserve is always a pleasure in hot weather and recently stone art has appeared.
Illahee Store. Lots of action this past Wednesday and Thursday at the former Illahee Store site.
Killdeer Eggs Hatch. Incubation time for Killdeer eggs is 24-28 days and three eggs, laid on a path to the beach, were right on time. They survived daily multiple trips back and forth by geese, not to mention not being stepped on by a bear and her cub. Now we are watching the adults chase away the crows who seem to be after the young chicks.
Stormwater Meeting. There is an important meeting regarding stormwater for Illahee residents and the Sylvan Way Library meeting room is a great place for events like this.
If you have questions or concerns about stormwater drainage or flooding issues on or near your property join us for this open house. We want to hear from you. Stormwater staff will be available to listen to your concerns and gather input regarding our services and programs. They are also available to answer questions and provide a variety of brochures and resources.
This is a great opportunity to learn more about the Stormwater Division’s services as well as the Clean Water Kitsap program. Clean Water Kitsap is a partnership program between Kitsap County Public Works, the Kitsap Public Health District, Kitsap Conservation District and WSU-Extension. We work together to protect water quality by identifying and reducing sources of pollution, providing technical assistance for a variety of best management practices related to septic systems, livestock manure management, rain gardens and more.
Bear Reports. More reports of bears moving through Illahee, including by me who had the bear and her cub walk by me this past Thursday about 9:15 am, as I was working in my yard. When they saw me they quickly left and walked north along the beach.
Photos. Some photos from the past two weeks.
Photo. Thanks to Chris for this great photo.