Map for newt crossings

Common newt crossings are marked in red. - Contributed photo
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Wolf Hollow Wildlife Rehabilitation Center reports it is the time of year for female newts to move from the woodland where they spend the winter to their breeding ponds and wetlands. Sadly their route often takes them across roads where many are killed by cars.


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‘Clay Cafe’ at Odd Fellows

  • Mar 31, 2015 at 2:28PM

A-OK Art for Orcas Kids, presents the second “Clay Cafe” This is an opportunity for children and grown-ups to enjoy an afternoon creating beautiful ceramics and at the same time, supporting the art program in the Orcas elementary and middle schools


  • ECOconnectWashington State Dept. of Ecology's blog
  • Enchanted Quilters of Lopez IslandAlexander spins tales of local quilters, quilt-making and quilt-backed fundraising efforts on her home island, Lopez. She says the Enchanted Quilters of Lopez Island was formed in 1984 to raise funds for the Lopez Senior Center, and the group has conjured up almost one raffle quilt per year since.
  • Gluten Free FoodiesCelebrate the foods that you can eat!
  • Iris Graville: bloggerbyconvincementWriter Iris Graville lives on Lopez Island. She blogs about life and faith, Quakerism, war, sacred spaces and more, also finding time to write about projects like building her own wooden kayak. Graville is also the author of Hands at Work, inspired by a showing of Summer Moon Scriver’s black-and-white photographs of hands.
  • Lopez Island Kitchen GardensA regular blog about kitchen gardens, where people who love to garden and to cook grow vegetables, fruit and herbs for their kitchens.
  • Whale of a PorpoiseThis blog is filled with photos of the San Juan Islands' resident orcas, identified by name. There are audio clips of the orcas communicating as well. The author is Jeanne Hyde, a Friday Harbor resident.
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