Looking for a cool walk this weekend? Consider meeting SWS President Bryan and our friends at islandwood.org as they explore one of our local greenspaces…The Longfellow Creek Trail. This event takes place on Saturday June 13th from 11am-2pm at Greg Davis Park.
This will be a great event to bring your children to. Fun times are to be had, like a water bug investigations, a scavenger hunt, and just playing in the woods!. Hope to see you there!
Here is the flyer if you’d like to download it:
Third Annual West Seattle Bee Festival
- The Honey Run starts at 9am at High Point Pond, SW Juneau & 30th Ave. S (no registration necessary, just show up)
- Come to Neighborhood House (6400 Sylvan Way SW) at 10am and make your own bee or flower costume (materials and help provided) so you can march in the
- Kids and Pet Parade in High Point Commons Park at 11 am
- Learn about Bee Friendly gardening, food, books and activities at the Information Fair from 11:30 am-2pm
- Taste healthy, delicious, easy to prepare food at the Lunchbox Cook Off from 11:30-1:30
- Take a tour of the West Seattle Bee Enclosure (SW Graham and Lanham Pl. SW) and Garden from 11:30-2PMwhere you can buy honey from the Puget Sound Bee Keepers Association
- Kids can participate in the Bee-Ball Tournament or Field Games in Commons Park
- Music by DA Productions will fill the park. Text your request to 57682 on the day
- Crafts, henna, face painting and more…..
- To learn more, visit the awesome WestSeattleBeeGarden website (I had so much fun browsing this site!, I’m totally going to visit the garden this weekend to check it out!)
What is the difference between a sea otter and a river otter? Where do they live, what do they eat, and what role do humans play in their environment? Join us to learn about these fascinating and playful creatures who share our shores.
Leo Shaw will discuss the natural history of river and sea otters in North America, with a special focus on the river otters of West Seattle! His talk will cover human interactions, population swings, social structure, anatomy and physiology food preferences, legal status, and current threats.
Buy tickets early to reserve your seat. And hurry! This will sell out.
This is the next in a series Orca Talks hosted by The Whale Trail in West Seattle. The event also features updates from Seal Sitters, and Diver Laura James (tox-ick.org). You otter be there!
About the Speaker
Leo Shaw is a zoologist who served as a Marine Education Specialist with the Seattle Aquarium from 1977 to 2005. Now retired, he continues to work part-time on Beach Naturalist and Citizen Science programs for the Aquarium.
Leo was a board member of the American Cetacean Society Seattle Chapter in the 1980s. He currently volunteers as Science and Education Advisor for Seal Sitters, and as a marine-mammal expert for The Whale Trail.
Through our current sites and signs, including two on every Washington State ferry, we reach more than 30 million people each year. The Whale Trail is currently adding new sites along the west coast, from BC to California, throughout the southern resident orcas’ range.
The Whale Trail is led by a core team of partners including NOAA Fisheries, Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, the Seattle Aquarium, the Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary, and the Whale Museum. Donna Sandstrom is the Founder and Executive Director. The Whale Trail is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, registered in Washington State. Join us!