Meet Your (Backyard) Neighbors

Meet Your (Backyard) Neighbors

Guemes Island owl photos by Ian Woofenden, Connie Snell, and Deb Strathman

 

Whoooo's your neighbor?

 

Does your neighbor have a quiet and wise demeanor? Does s/he exude an air of mystery and diffidence? Do you hear him/her calling out at night? Does s/he hang out on your back fence and stare at anything that moves? Strange behavior for a neighbor? Not if s/he's an owl! What a hoot!

Thank you to all the islanders and visitors who attended the presentation by Paul Bannick, Owl: A Year in the Lives of North American Owls, on Saturday September 22. Paul's talk was informative and accompanied by his fabulous photographs of owls from the desert Southwest to the frozen arctic. The proceeds benefit the Guemes Island Environmental Trust.

 

Paul, a graduate from the University of Washington, is an award-winning wildlife photographer and acclaimed author. He combines his love of the outdoors, his skill as a photographer, and his passion for wilderness conservation into his books as well as his multimedia presentations that emphasize the natural history of North America with a focus on birds and habitat.

 

Paul has been featured numerous times in local and national press, including in the Seattle Times, King 5 News, Evening Magazine, NPR, NBC Nightly News, etc. He currently serves as the Director of Major Gifts for Conservation Northwest, an organization dedicated to protecting and connecting wild areas and recovering native species from the Pacific Coast to the Canadian Rockies.

 

Join us! Don't miss Owl!

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GICCA Board Openings

GICCA Board Openings

This Fall, there may be openings on the Guemes Island Community Center Association Board.


 
Engaging in the community as a GICCA Board member is fun and rewarding. It’s an opportunity to learn more about our island community, participate in exciting projects (e.g. future Hall expansion), partner with other organizations, meet new people, and make a difference.

 

If you’re new to the community, we welcome your new ideas, energy, and talents. Been around for a while? We value your island knowledge and experience.

 

If you’re awesome (we think you are) and you want to make a difference (we know you do), please consider contacting us to learn more.

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