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David Hagerbaumer – Artist

This watercolor painting was created for and given to Padilla Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve for their use. David Hagerbaumer was one of the most celebrated wildlife artists in America, best known for his captivating paintings of waterfowl and upland game. Among duck hunters he is legendary, having hunted waterfowl for three quarters of a century. He was one of few men to have hunted with live decoys. He was also known for his custom blocks which have set a high standard for working decoys.Continue reading David Hagerbaumer – Artist

Learning the importance of eelgrass – yet again

Reading in the newest Northwest Indian Fisheries Commission News, I have learned yet again of the immense importance of eelgrass.   NOAA, the Suquamish Tribe, Puget Sound Partnership, Elliott Bay Trustee Council, Washington State Recreation and Conservation Office and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers have recently restored eelgrass zostera marina in a federal Superfund cleanup site thatContinue reading Learning the importance of eelgrass – yet again

Purple Martins along the shining shores of Padilla Bay & beautiful Barn Swallows here at the Reserve!

We have some visiting Purple Martins along certain edges of Padilla Bay.  They may also be in the forests nearby using woodpecker homes they have found vacant.  Some of them are in little houses put up some time ago, that a kind assistant has recently cleaned for their use this season.  This is along privateContinue reading Purple Martins along the shining shores of Padilla Bay & beautiful Barn Swallows here at the Reserve!

Jack Nisbet

Jack Nisbet will be our guest on Saturday, March 22nd, to speak on the topic of David Douglas, a Scotsman who came to the Pacific Northwest in the early 1800’s undertaking a naturalist’s explorations.  A coinciding exhibit is being shown at the Washington State History Museum, (Tacoma) recently extended through May 2014.  Mr. Nisbet isContinue reading Jack Nisbet

Tell Congress you LOVE your estuaries Feb. 12-14th!

Use this link:  http://nerrablog.blogspot.com to navigate the “By Friends, For Friends” blog site with resources you can use to find the right mechanism and message for a Valentine To Congress expressing your love of our national wetlands and your citizen support for tax funding of their continued restoration and preservation.  There are 28 National EstuarineContinue reading Tell Congress you LOVE your estuaries Feb. 12-14th!

FREE lecture on wildlife photography with Bart Rulon – Sept. 28th 1 – 3 PM

Join us here at the Reserve: 10441 Bayview-Edison Road – for a wonderfully exciting glimpse of wildlife through the lens of artist & photographer Bart Rulon. Bart will share a suite of photographs and speak of the experiences he has had in creating them. He will cover techniques and equipment as well as wildlife behaviorsContinue reading FREE lecture on wildlife photography with Bart Rulon – Sept. 28th 1 – 3 PM

Valentine to Congress “We Love Our Estuaries”

National Estuarine Research Reserves Association (NERRA) our national non-profit, Restore America’s Estuaries and Association of National Estuary Programs have teamed up to create an email valentine of support to states’ congressional representatives over 3 days; February 12 – 13 – 14 to show a collective nation-wide support of estuary programs and projects including ours rightContinue reading Valentine to Congress “We Love Our Estuaries”

Skagit Day of Giving – Strengthen your community. Double your impact. May 9, 2013

The Skagit Community Foundation and 7 other non-profits request the pleasure of your company for a fun & educational evening of giving. Please save the date, Thursday, May 9th. 4:00 – 8:00 SAINT JOSEPH’S CENTER – MT. VERNON This exciting event will cap a day-long online donation program. The giving day will take place onlineContinue reading Skagit Day of Giving – Strengthen your community. Double your impact. May 9, 2013