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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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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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Tansy Pull Training 

Tuesday May 22: 10 am - 12 pm at the Aiston Preserve, 1130 Beach Ave, in Scenic Estates.  Meet at the parking area at the end of Beach Avenue, inside the gate.

Train to be a Volunteer Noxious Weed Eradicator. 
Help us pull and bag Tansy Ragwort from the roadsides and open areas at the Aiston Preserve.  Spend 2 hours learning about Tansy and how identify it, then you can be a Tansy Pull Volunteer. After training, you can work on your own time pulling Tansy at the Aiston Preserve.

Tansy Ragwort (Senecio jacobaea) is a class B Noxious weed. Whatcom County requires landowners to eradicate it. 
Come join the fun; many hands make the work lighter and a lot more fun!. (Please bring work gloves, work shoes and water).  

Please RSVP: Email Wanda at stewardship@liht.org   Or Call 360-758-7997. 

 

 
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The Journal Group Meeting

 Thursday, June 28: 6 pm - 7 pm at the Otto Preserve under Mother Maple.

If you like to record your ideas, prose , poetry, drawings, essays, musings or observations or need inspiration to do so, please join us. Those who wish to share what they have created will have an opportunity to do so. Anyone is welcome. Refreshments and good company in a beautiful setting.

 

 
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Noxious Weeds!

Saturday, June 30: 10 am - 12 pm at Otto Preserve Resource Center, 3560 Sunrise Rd

Eradication requires a community effort.
Come and learn from experts Laurel Baldwin (Whatcom Noxious Weeds Board) and Wayne Chaudiere (Whatcom Conservation District) about the noxious weeds on Lummi Island and how we can work together to fight them.

 

 
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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 friend raiser for the Heritage Trust will be held at dusk in the magical sea-side garden of Malcolm and Bobbie Hutchings. The evening 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 reserve your spot. $25/per person donation. 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.