Coming Up

So many good things are happening around Fidalgo — walks, talks, educational opportunities and rewarding experiences!

Below are some highlights of events coming up that we believe may be of interest to Transition folks. Our TF&F Events and shared sponsorship events are highlighted in green.

Transition Fidalgo and Friends’
Monthly Gathering Presentation:

The Truffle, the Centipede and the Moth:
what hidden forest partnerships tell us about our global economy


Our local forests are full of hidden ecological partnerships that strongly impact the overall productivity, diversity, physical structure, and health of the forest. Since forests provide many critical benefits (or “ecosystem services”) to humans, those forest partnerships are important to us. Using examples of how trees partner with organisms in the soil and in their canopy, we will explore the concept of “ecosystem services” and why healthy ecosystems are the foundation of the global economy.


Our presenter:
Roger Fuller coordinates the habitat restoration and stewardship program for Padilla Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve and is an adjunct faculty with Western Washington University’s Huxley College of the Environment.

Other Events of Interest

Guemes Channel Interpretive Talks

May 31, June 1,
9 am, Bob Vaux and Denise Crowe share as we walk along this trail. Approximate length in time: 3 hrs. Meet at the parking area at the bottom of Edwards Lane near Ship Harbor.

Padilla Bay Interpretive Center Events

Monthly Upland Trail Nature Walks
Join horticulturist and volunteer walk leader, Robin Haglund one Saturday each month from March-October for an informal walk through forest and meadow. Meet the group under the upland trail arch. June 8, 11:00am (following Robin’s program below), July 20, 10:00am, August 10, 10:00am. No need to register

Growing a (Native) Garden of Fragrant Delight 
Robin Haglund will illustrate luscious ways to add year-round aromatic plants to your garden, while avoiding or thoughtfully placing some surprising stinkers. Saturday, June 8, 10:00-11:00am Register with Padilla Bay

Summer Birding By Ear
Feeding the brood is the name of the game for birds on summer solstice. Join naturalist, Libby Mills, listening and looking for summer birds at Padilla Bay. Be prepared for a slow walk around the reserve uplands. We’ll meet at the Interpretive Center parking lot. Friday, June 21 and Saturday, June 22, 8:00-11:30am. Register with Padilla Bay

Watershed Art and Discovery Day for all ages.
Saturday, June 29, 11:00-am – 2:00pm.

Create your own estuary collage. Make wildlife stamps. Construct your own recycled jellyfish. Create a miniature wildlife habitat village, and more! Register with Padilla Bay

Skagit Audubon Hikes

Ebey’s Landing, Cemetery, and Pratt Loop
Wed., May 22, 9:45 (meet at March Point Park n Ride at 9 am)
Begin at the Ebey’s Landing parking area. Up to 7.6 miles
Low tide is at 1 pm

Baker River
Wed., June 5, 8:30 am
Meet at the east side of the Sedro Woolley Food Pavilion Parking lot.
Hike along the Baker River to Sulfide Creek. No dogs. 5 miles round trip, 300 foot elevation gain.
Five to six hours total