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Otto Preserve Clean Up

Sunday, April 22: 11 am - 3 pm at Otto Preserve Resource Center, 3560 Sunrise Rd

Make a Difference on Earth Day and Volunteer at the Otto Preserve Spring Cleanup! Join us at our Annual Otto Preserve Spring Clean-up. Come help tidy up the Otto Preserve Resource Center, grounds, and trails. All ages welcome, we have a job for everyone! Bring your favorite tools and work gloves. Dress for the weather. Refreshments will be served. RSVP to Wanda, stewardship@liht.org or 360-758-7997. Many hands working together make Earth Day a lot more fun!

 

 
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Spring Bird Walks

Meet at ferry overflow parking: 9 am - 12 pm

  • Saturday, April 21
  • Sunday, May 6
  • Saturday, May 19

From February to May the bird population on Lummi Island gradually shifts from winter to summer avifauna. At first, the focus will be on resident species and wintering water birds. As spring arrives, so will a variety of warblers, flycatchers, hummingbirds, tanagers, grosbeaks, vireos, and more. We will visit different sites from week to week, including the Otto and Curry preserves, as well as various places along the shoreline to watch for saltwater species. Bring binoculars, walking shoes, and dress for the weather. Weather permitting; light rain is okay, but if high winds or heavy rain, will be cancelled.

 

 
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Raising Honey Bees On Lummi island

Saturday, April 28: 10 am - 12 pm at Otto Preserve Resource Center, 3560 Sunrise Rd

Do you want to add more sweetness to your life as you appreciate and support nature?  Come and enjoy a informative presentation by JoAnn Philpot about bees and beekeeping. JoAnn is a  fully certified Washington State Apprentice Beekeeper. She will talk about bee victory gardens, Warre hives, challenges including mites, beetles, and global warming's impact on bees. 

 

 
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The Life Of Trees

Sunday, May 20: 10 am - 12 pm at Otto Preserve Resource Center, 3560 Sunrise Rd

In this fascinating talk and slide show by arborist Sean Tait, discover the hidden world of trees that is all around you. Prepare to have your mind blown as Sean describes the latest research into such things as tree communication, learning behavior, decision making, and parenting strategies.

 

 
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Aiston Preserve Guided Tours

Meet at parking area inside gate at the end of Beach Ave: 1 - 2:30 pm

  • Sunday, May 27
  • Saturday, July 28
  • Sunday, August 26
  • Saturday, September 29

Wear comfortable walking shoes and bring a water bottle for this family friendly tour. The Aiston Preserve is not yet open to the public while we continue our reclamation process, so please honor the "No Trespassing" signs. These guided tours are your opportunity to see how the preserve is evolving.

 

 
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What's Living Offshore at the Aiston Preserve?

June: Details to follow

 

 
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Member Appreciation Picnic & Chili Cookoff

Saturday, July 14: Noon - 3 pm at Otto Preserve Resource Center, 3560 Sunrise Rd

Chili tasting, live music, and family fun! Lunch includes a bowl of chili or corn dog, cornbread, dessert, and lemonade or beer. Suggested donation of $6.00 for adults, $3.00 for kids (11yrs and under).

 

 
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Mid-Summer Night's Fest

Saturday, August 11: 6:00 to 9:00 pm in an enchanted garden
                                   near the center of Lummi Island

This fundraiser for the Heritage Trust will be held at dusk in the magical sea-side garden of Malcolm and Bobbie Hutchings. The $25/per person donation includes a beautiful buffet and libations. You'll be entertained by wandering minstrels, fluttering fairies, and possibly a visit by the Bard himself! Limit will be 100 guests, so contact the Heritage Trust office (360-758-7997) to purchase your advance ticket. This is an adult event.

 

 
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Curry Preserve Garden Party Potluck Picnic

September: Details to follow

 

 
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Trees with Sean Tait

Saturday, October 6: 10 am - 12 pm at Otto Preserve Resource Center, 3560 Sunrise Rd

In this fascinating talk and slide show by arborist Sean Tait, discover the hidden world of trees that is all around you. Prepare to have your mind blown as Sean describes the latest research into such things as tree communication, learning behavior, decision making, and parenting strategies.

 

 
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Mushroom Foray

October: Details to follow

 

 
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Geology Rocks!

Saturday, November 10: 10 am - 11:30 am at the Otto Preserve Resource Center, 3560 Sunrise Rd

From the pillow basalt at the top of Migley Point, the honeycomb weathering of the Chuckanut Formation and the rugged outcrops of graywacke at Carter Point, Lummi Island tells a story of deep geologic time. Our island was sutured together at a fault zone at Sunrise Cove and covered by mile-high glaciers. Tectonic forces and time have left us with this wonderful dramatic landscape. LIHT Board Member and geologist Elizabeth Kilanowski will talk about the geology of the island and lead a walk in the Otto Preserve.

 

 
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Wreath Making Workshop

Saturday, November 24: 10 am - 3 pm at the Otto Preserve Resource Center, 3560 Sunrise Rd

Each year, the Heritage Trust raises funds by selling gorgeous, hand-made wreaths at the Holiday Bazaar.

Come and spend an enjoyable time with old friends and new, crafting evergreen wreaths. Snacks and hot cider provided. Bring lightweight garden gloves and hand clippers.