Yellow Island Wildflowers


Story By Robin Stanton, Media Relations Manager
Photographs by Phil Green, Yellow Island Preserve Manager

Yellow Island is one of the Conservancy’s smallest preserves in Washington, yet one that is familiar to thousands of people who pass by it on their ferry cruises to the San Juan Islands.

On Yellow Island we can see a San Juan Island prairie system that is largely undisturbed and still bursts forth with astonishing wildflower displays in the spring. We’re just entering wildflower season, and Yellow Island Steward Phil Green has captured some of the early blooms.

Flowers from Left to Right

  1. Chocolate Lily
  2. Harsh Paintbrush
  3. Shooting Star
  4. Fawn Lily

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