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Words we like: Gray Owl's timeless wisdom
Words we like: Gray Owl's timeless wisdom

“Remember, you belong to nature not it to you.” ~ Grey Owl 1888-1938

Photo (c) 2018 Margaret Smith

The first annual Saskatoon Island Fall Fair will be held on September 23, 2018 to celebrate the migration of the swans. The free festival will take place at Saskatoon Island Provincial Park. The event will feature performances from local artists, an outdoor market, nature activities and craft workshops, and photography tips and tricks. Read more....

WASHINGTON STATE: Good news for winter swan habitat in Washington! The Trumpeter Swan Society is a partner in this grant to conserve 1,536 acres of habitat in Washington’s North Puget Lowlands. The North Puget Lowlands Project is a collaboration to conserve priority wetlands and bird habitats in the North Puget Lowlands Ecoregion of the Pacific Birds Habitat Joint Venture. This project will conserve 1,536 acres of freshwater wetlands, estuaries, winter flooded agricultural lands, natural shorelines and riparian forests. Partners with this grant include Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, Snohomish County, Lummi Island Heritage Trust, Skagit Land Trust, Trumpeter Swan Society, Stillaguamish Tribe of Indians, and several private landowners. More than $2.1 million in state and non-federal funding was leveraged to secure this grant. Read more..

Dave Ellis writes, "When it spreads its wings and does a wing flap after a preening session the pillowy softness of the under wing feathers of the largest bird in North America is reminiscent of a pure white angel spreading its wings." Read more and view the beautiful photos of a Trumpeter Swan in display, a photo of a Tundra Swan with typical yellow markings, and also a Mute Swan family with its cygnets (young of the year)...

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