Inspired by a weekend farmers market booth featuring edible mushrooms, I ventured onto a forest trail this morning at Little Cranberry Lake. I can’t identify these mushrooms, and would not try to pick them, let alone consume them. But it’s fun to locate and photograph them. Stars of the fall season in the Pacific Northwest.
It was encouraging this morning (Sat., Oct. 17) to see lots of activity in the downtown Anacortes area, including crowds at the Anacortes Farmers Market. Did you know market memberships are available? Mark your calendar now for the annual Holiday Market at The Depot, Saturday, November 21. For details about the downtown market click here.
City residents are invited to participate in a virtual public hearing on the City of Anacortes 2021 budget as well as a proposed 1 percent property tax increase. The virtual City Council session will be held Monday, October 19, 2020 at 6 p.m. To review a copy of the proposed budget click here. Following is […]
Residents of the Anacortes Port District are invited to participate in a “virtual” 2021 budget hearing and commission meeting on Thursday, November 5 from 7-9 p.m. Those interested in participating in the online session can do so in two ways: 1) from computer, tablet or smartphone https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/342557453; OR 2) via telephone: +1 (786) 535-3211 (Access […]
For me, the beautiful bald eagle is always “in the news.” I was focused on an eagle perched midway up the branches of an evergreen when this beauty came onto the scene for a “flyover.” Many nests on Fidalgo Island. Within a few weeks eagles from all over the region will descend on the Skagit […]
It is the season of fog, and the Northwest is still experiencing some level of smoke from wildfires to the south. Fog did not hamper the spirits of people yearning for outdoor experiences Saturday. At Rosario Beach, and again at Bowman Bay, adventurers ranged from hikers to families with children; from kayakers to scuba divers. […]
I walked to the edge of a Bowman Bay area pond in search of a great blue heron. Instead, I was surprised to discover a number of these “red dragonflies” among the wetland population of winged creatures. The more common blue dragonfly was on hand, too, but I focused my attention on these strange insects.