Jeff Adams of Washington Sea Grant will present...
Bainbridge's verdant beach beauties and the (not-so) big
bad crab: A biologically special, attractive and geographically constrained
group of plants grows around the sea's upper margin. Most of these salt marsh
or shoreline plants can't be too far from saltwater, but they can't be
submerged for too long either. Many have special adaptations for such regular
contact with salt water. Others are adapted to the very well-draining sands and
gravels just beyond the high tides.
Come take a digital tour of some of
Bainbridge Island's coolest and plants with their attractive forms, colorful
flowers and their very limited habitat. The locations where these plants are found also make
suitable habitat for the invasive European green crab, now known to be
established near Victoria. We will talk briefly about the crabs, their
preferred habitats and a nascent monitoring program with examples for suitable
habitat on Bainbridge Island.
The Brown Bag Lunch Series is presented
by Bainbridge Island Land Trust and West Sound Wildlife Shelter. This free
series is a fun way to spend your lunch hour learning about the local wildlife
in our community and the land that provides their habitat. Bring your
lunch and join us for these interesting lectures. Open to all ages; $3