for a special presentation on Bainbridge Island native plants for the landscape and garden by BILT board
member John van den Meerendonk. John will share his knowledge of unique plant
life of the Pacific Northwest. You might even get some ideas for plants in your
own backyard in preparation for BILT's Native Plant Sale in April. John has a
rich background in plant science and horticulture, including five years as the
Horticultural and Grounds Superintendent at the Bloedel Reserve. Presently John
works with Botanica, Inc., a landscape consulting, design, and installation
company he founded in 1990.
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
Save the Date for the Land Trust's annual Native Plant Sale
Support the Bainbridge Island Land Trust. Select from a variety of beautiful, nursery-grade natives. Order forms and online store coming soon!
An extended clan of Orcinus orca known as the Southern Resident Killer Whales (SRKWs) socialize and forage in inland waters of Washington and British Columbia. People travel from around the globe to have a chance to glimpse them in their natural environment. The SRKWs form tight family bonds and offspring remain with their mothers their entire lives. They are intelligent, extremely social and undeniably charismatic, but unfortunately they are also very much at risk. Listed as endangered in 2005 their population has been slow to recover and their numbers are now at an all time low.
Certified marine naturalist Susan Marie Andersson has watched this wonderful iconic mammal from the shores of Bainbridge Island and will be talking about why they are in danger and what needs to be done to help them recover so that they are here for our future generations to experience.