Photos. Some photos from the past two weeks.
Photo. Thanks to Chris for this great photo.
Photos. Preserve trillium, garden grazers, flowering plants.
Photos. The skunk cabbage photo will be explained further in the wetland section. The rabbit is a first for me during a walk today in Illahee.
Photos. Marine traffic and the Saturday departure of the USS Independence (CV62).
Photos. Spring flowers emerging and ducks returning to the Preserve detention pond.
I had an amazing walk today. I counted at least 11 different species surviving the winter in the Illahee Preserve:
Photos. The first flowers of the season and other recent Illahee scenes.
Stream Stewards Class. This is a highly recommended class by nearly all who have taken it. It was nearly filled up at the end of last week so act quickly.
Do you want to learn about and explore forests and streams? On the Kitsap Peninsula, beautiful forests and small streams abound, making it the ideal place to learn about native plants, forests, wetlands, aquatic insects, and more. We also discuss our interaction with these resources and their protection, conservation, and restoration. We’ll spend plenty of time exploring outdoors.
During the training and field sessions you’ll have the opportunity to connect with experts and other local people who share your interests. We also provide opportunities for continuing education and involvement in volunteer activities around the county, including tree planting, streamside restoration, stream sampling, and teaching others at events like Salmon in the Classroom. This 6 week non-credit training is open to the public and taught by local and regional experts.
When: Thursdays, February 2 through March 9 from 9:00 to 3:00
Where: Island Lake John Horsley Center (Poulsbo, WA)
Cost: $45, which includes class materials; scholarships are available
Register online at http://stream2017.bpt.me/
Mail Thefts. Mail was seen scattered throughout Illahee today. Early Sunday morning it seemed like nearly every mail box lid was open, up and down Illahee Road.
Illahee Preserve Photos. In the old growth area not open to the public, and a local sign over concerns about poaching.