Saturday my best friend Ruth and I went to Olympic Beach in Edmonds to hang out and get caught up since we hadn’t seen each other in a while. We arrived at the beach a little after 5 pm.
The weather was sublime. It was about 71 degrees, there were only a few high hazy clouds, and a nice breeze was blowing off the water to make sitting in the intense June sun extremely pleasant. The lone picnic table was unoccupied, so we were able to nab it for our gab fest.
Starting tomorrow and running through Saturday the 21st, Seattle will be hosting its second Wildlife in the City Week. The events are sponsored by the National Wildlife Federation in partnership with Seattle Parks and Recreation and several other local organizations.
Supposedly there are events being held all week at various venues around the city, but unfortunately, whoever is in charge of the Wildlife in the City Week website has dropped the ball and it hasn’t been updated with any event details except for a brief mention of the festival that wraps up the week.
Fortunately, I know of two events taking place on Saturday the 21st because I follow Heron Habitat Helpers on Facebook.
From 1-5 pm several organizations will be participating in the Wildlife Festival at the Discovery Park Learning Center with lots of fun and educational activities.
From 2-4 pm Heron Habitat Helpers will have telescopes set up at Commodore Park for anyone who wants to come by and get a good look at the great blue heron nests in the rookery. HHH volunteers will also be on hand to answer all your burning questions about these fabulous birds.
If you enjoy humor and wildlife photography you’ll probably get a big kick out of these photos like I did. This blog post displays all the winners of the first Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards.