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Beach naturalist Kelly Keenan explains the lifestyle of the beach critter in her tray.
Photo by Jay Holtz, 2016

The Low Tide Celebration
Saturday, June 24, 10am to 3pm
Point Robinson
Free to all

When the tide goes all the way out around 11:40am, it will be -3.66 feet, revealing eelgrass beds, sugar kelp, sargassum, cobbles and sand that are usually deep under water. Shy shoreline animals like moonglow anemones, porcelain crabs, and the pretty opalescent nudibranchs may appear among the seaweeds, and the grumpy red rock crabs will glare out from their hideouts in  sand or under rocks. Vashon Beach Naturalists will point them out, and Vashon Watersports will have paddleboards to venture out a bit on the water and look down into anemones and eelgrass. With the new “aqua-viewers” you can look into the water without surface reflections hiding the life below. There will be activities at the Children’s booth, food at Orca Eats, and many displays and games to view at booths. Captain Joe will be up in the lighthouse conducting tours, and Mike Evans will skipper his Blue Heron Canoe across the Sound from Des Moines to share stories, songs, and canoe rides. A free shuttle will carry people from parking on Point Robinson Road to the beach and back.



Michael Elenko photo
Island Audubon Field Trip
Saturday July 8, 2017 from 8-10 am
Meet at Ober Park

You don't have to be a member or an experienced birder to participate and no reservations are necessary -- just come down to Ober Park and join us for a fun visit to birding spots around the Island. 
Each bird walk is led by highly experienced birders. 

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