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Come enjoy this wonderful fall event that includes Kelley’s BBQ, Tulip Winery, silent and live auctions, raffles and lots of talk about one your favorite outdoor pastimes. The banquet supports chapter conservation activities and events. Come enjoy a great meal with your family and walk away with some prizes!

Address: 1717 S 13th St, Mount Vernon, Washington 98274

Phone: 360-631-4456 

Email: warden156@hotmail.com

Come join the monthly work party at Walker Valley ORV park! The community is in need of volunteers to perform maintenance in the ORV area.This is a great opportunity to give back to the park that so freely gives to our community! 

When: Saturday, October 12th, 2019 at 8:00 am
Address: 18652 Peter Burns Rd, Mount Vernon, Washington 98274

Join in for SEA FEST! A celebration of the Salish Sea in Bellingham, WA! This two-day festival celebrates Bellingham's rich maritime culture and heritage, thriving working waterfront, enjoyment and conservation of water resources, commercial fishing and seafood industries, and the culinary bounty of our corner of the Pacific Northwest. Save the date! This is a family friendly event with something for everyone. Enjoy food, live music, art and SO MUCH MORE!

When: Saturday, September 21st at 10:00 am Through Sunday, September 22nd, 2019 at 4:00 pm.
Address:722 Coho Way, Bellingham, WA -  Phone: 360-676-2542

Sign up for a night time excursion into the magical, underwater world of bioluminescence! In the summer months, when the bay begins to heat up from the suns energy, these plankton give us a spectacular light show!
 Explore the nooks and crannies of South Bellingham Bay, and watch plankton at work right under your boat! The bio paddles often sellout quick, so if you are interested, make sure to reserve a spot early! 18+ only, please!
 When: Friday & Saturday, August 30th and 31st, 2019 -  9:00 pm - 12:00 am.
 Address: 555 Harris Ave, Bellingham, WA - Phone: 360-714-8891

Join your host, Larry Korn, for a week long natural farming immersion at Ananda Farm on Camano Island. Vegetarian meals and camping space is provided for the week. Attune to the spirit of Masanobu Fukuoka and natural living as an integrated approach to life and agriculture. Participate in classes, discussion, philosophy, and the hands-on practice of natural farming. The farm currently has around 10 resident-stewards at the farm, alpacas, goats, dogs, cats, chickens, and a few acres of garden-orchards filled with thousands of plants, crawlers, and fliers. This is a wonderful opportunity to meet new friends and learn a TON! Don't miss out on the fun! Cost is $375 – $675 (sliding scale).

RESERVE YOUR SPOT HERE!

When: Saturday, August 31st (2:00-5:00 pm arrival), through Saturday, September 7th, 2019 at 1:00 pm.
Address: 732 Haven Pl, Camano Island - Phone: 360-387-0575

Fall is the time for foliage and the perfect time to give your containers a fresh face! Join Rachel Zeutenhorst, knowledgeable plant expert from T & L, to learn all about how to revamp your containers with festive fall foliage. She'll teach you all about the best plants to combine together for dramatic color and texture to liven up your pots for the fall season. 
This is a wonderful class you won't want to miss that will help you create your very own one-of-a-kind, unique fall containers. This is a FREE class, so be sure to spread the word!

When: Saturday, September 21st, 2019 at 10:00 am
Address: 3915 Sunnyside Boulevard, Marysville, WA - Phone: 425-334-2002 

Easy to grow and low maintenance, ornamental grasses are easy garden magic! There are so many unique varieties available now that offer a wide range of colors, textures and heights. Join Trevor Cameron, C.P.H., from Sunnyside Nursery, to learn how you can best incorporate these great additions into your garden just in time for their prime season, fall! 
Join this FREE informational class on Saturday, August 31st, 2019 at 10:00 am. 
Address: 3915 Sunnyside Boulevard, Marysville, WA - Phone: 425-334-2002 

Come celebrate the Skagit river and its bountiful resources for Salmon Festival 2019! Enjoy music, food, arts & crafts, and activities! You'l find fun for the entire family! Don't miss out!
When: Saturday, September 7th, 2019 from 11:00 am - 6:00 pm.  
Address: 600 Behrens Millett Rd, Mt Vernon, WA - Phone: 360-848-4477 

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Kudos Community (261) • 04/27/2019 at 11:59PM • Like

Welcome to the Kudos Community. Great photo captures. Looking forward to seeing more of your posts!

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Loy • 04/28/2019 at 04:08PM • Like

Wow! Great photos - I especially like the owl!

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Waiting for my flight

Posted by David Carlos • Posted on 04/04/2019 at 07:31AM Birds, Bees, Butterflies Photography Wildlife See more by David Carlos

I followed this guy about a quarter of a mile, from the ferry terminal to the fishing pier, until he rested on the breakwater. There were people around who noticed the eagle and remarked, "Lookit that bald eagle!" I thought, "Bald eagles never fail to conjure awe, no matter how many times you see them." Upon reaching the end of the pier, I sat my camera on the corner railing, got on my knees, and held the camera still. It would have been convenient to have had a tripod handy, as who knows how long it would take to be in this uncomfortable position.

As practice, I took many shots of him standing still. He’d look left, then right, then straight at me. Aside from the beeping of the auto-focus, only an occasional seagull could be heard. I didn't want to look around, for fear that the eagle would suddenly take flight. My left eye was pressed against the viewfinder, my right index finger lightly pressing the shutter button like a trigger-happy gunslinger.

As the hum of a Washington State Ferry came closer behind me, I hoped that it would spook the bird to fly. It didn't. The engine noise soon disappeared into the horizon.

My knees were starting to ache, but more importantly I was worried that my butt crack was showing.

After an hour, the bird crouched. I knew it was time. He started flapping his wings. I pressed the shutter button. Rapid shots. I whispered, "Yessssss!"

When the eagle had left, I didn't know which felt better: Capturing the bird in flight, or getting to stretch my legs. The hour of waiting and anticipating was actually only 15 minutes. But that wouldn't have sounded as dramatic.

Edmonds, 3-9-19
Camera: Sony A7iii
Lens: Sony FE3.5-6.3/24-240
240mm
1/800 shutter speed
f6.3
ISO400

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Alex • 04/04/2019 at 08:31AM • Like

Great capture, your patience paid off!

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Lucy • 04/04/2019 at 09:16AM • Like

Great shot! and thoroughly enjoyed the story that goes with it!

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