From the Washington coast to Skagit Valley to Eastern Washington’s shrub steppe, Nature Conservancy land managers and volunteers donned binoculars, brought dog-eared field guides and traveled onto eight of our preserves for The Nature Conservancy’s bird challenge.
Written and Photographed by Phil Green, Yellow Island Steward
Early February and what’s happening on Yellow? Are the flowers getting ready to bloom? Amazingly we have a couple species that have been blooming since last November. The strange fall weather that closely mimics spring weather definitely fooled two very different species.
Within a month or so the lilies that have already broken ground will start to bloom, tourists will start arriving, and the flowering season will begin exploding in earnest for another year.