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Two Island Trek: Great Coastal Hikes in the San Juan Islands

Program Number: 16296RJ
Start and End Dates:
4/27/2014 - 5/2/2014; 9/14/2014 - 9/19/2014; 4/26/2015 - 5/1/2015; 5/25/2015 - 5/30/2015; 9/27/2015 - 10/2/2015;
Duration: 5 nights
Location: San Juan Islands, Washington
Price starting at: $999.00 - Price may vary based on date, departure city
Program Type: Walking/Hiking; Natural History Activity Level: t (see description)
Meals: 13; 5 Breakfasts, 4 Lunches, 4 Dinners    
Meal Options: Low Fat; Low Salt; Vegetarian    

Revel in the seascapes of untold beauty with expert naturalists, marine educators and environmentalists who lead you into their backyard world of the San Juan Islands and Salish Sea. Consider the environmental issues of the prairie bluff, beach, mountain and old-growth forest ecosystems. Journey by ferry to Orcas Island to witness the profusion of life and the fragility of beauty along Washington’s fabled diamonds of the emerald seas.




Highlights

• Enjoy coastal and wooded hikes on San Juan Island with views of the beach and mountain vistas.
• All-day excursion to Orcas Island. Enjoy hikes in the old growth forest and around mountain lakes of Moran State Park and Mount Constitution.
• Search for Orcas and other marine mammals of the Salish Sea from the vantage point of the Limekiln Lighthouse, and learn more about the majestic creatures at the Whale Museum.



Activity Particulars

Walking 2-6 miles; boarding and disembarking vans.



Coordinated by Skagit Valley College.




San Juan Islands

More than 200 individual islands comprise this archipelago off the upper northwest coast of Washington state. Only a handful are home to permanent residents, many of whom stay for the close-knit community unique to Island living.



Accommodations
Stylish inn in the heart of Friday Harbor with heated indoor pool, fitness center, complimentary bikes.

Road Scholar Instructors
These instructors are participating on at least one date of this program. Please note that changes may occur.
Michael Cohen

Michael Cohen, Ed.D. is leader of a group of musicians called “Sugar on the Floor” who perform historical music and dances from the folk traditions. Michael is a self-described innovative scientist-counselor-eco psychologist-traditional musician-naturalist. A long time outdoor educator, Michael founded Project Nature Connect, a nature connected psychological science that restores people to their fullness, their natural integrity and deeper ideals.
 
Cindy Hansen

Cindy Hansen is education curator for The Whale Museum. Born in Gary, Ind., she earned a degree in zoology with a focus on marine mammals at the University of Washington in Seattle. While working as a naturalist onboard a whale-watching fleet, she fell in love with the San Juan Islands and the Orcas who live in the surrounding waters. Cindy has also worked with Orca Network for several years as a naturalist onboard the Washington State Ferries.
 
Shona Aitken

A native of Scotland, Shona Aitken earned a degree in ecology and broadened her background in environmental education while working in her home country and spending two years in Sweden. She is currently the Education Coordinator for Wolf Hollow Wildlife Rehabilitation Center on San Juan Island where she teaches people about local wildlife and increases awareness of the impact of human activities on wild creatures.
 
Greg Hertel

Greg Hertel is a retired physics and chemistry teacher, a former commercial fisherman, a licensed Coast Guard captain, and — as a resident of the San Juan Islands since 1974 —has served as port commissioner for Friday Harbor for 20 years. He teaches a portion of the naturalist course for the Whale Museum and has also taught classes at Skagit Valley College. Greg holds a B.S. in geology from Portland State University and a M.Ed. in natural sciences from Western Washington University.
 
Meals and Lodgings
   Earthbox Inn & Spa
  Friday Harbor, San Juan Island 5 nights
 Earthbox Inn & Spa
Type: Inn
  Description: You will stay in a stylishly renovated local Inn, proudly preserving the comfortable simplicity of its classic motor inn structure completely renovated with natural design choices and a full complement of modern, more upscale features and amenities. Inn amenities include heated indoor pool and jacuzzi, dry sauna, and limited exercise facilities open year round. The Spa at Earthbox is on site and available for massage, body treatments, facials, manicures and pedicures. Rooms at the Inn have 2 queen sized beds, a mini-fridge, complimentary WiFi, and private baths. The Inn is easy walking distance (1-3 blocks) from all of the Friday Harbor amenities and just 3 blocks from the waterfront. Earthbox Inn & Spa provides complimentary courtesy shuttle from the ferry landing. To reserve a space on the courtesy shuttle, please call 1-800-793-4756. Reservations for the Inn shuttle will be accepted between 30 days – 7 days prior to your program start date. (Please note that courtesy shuttle is available only at limited day times (8:30 AM – 5:00 PM) and may not be available when Inn staff is limited. For other ferry arrivals and when courtesy shuttle is not available, taxis are readily available at the ferry landing for the short ride to the inn (approx $5-8).
  Contact info: 410 Spring Street
Friday Harbor, WA 98250 USA
phone: 800-793-4756
web: www.earthboxinn.com
  Room amenities: All rooms include private bathroom, free wireless internet, telephone, cable TV, coffee maker, microwave, mini-refrigerator, hair dryer, and complimentary off-street parking. Note: second floor accommodations at the Earthbox Inn & Spa are accessible by stairs only. If you require a ground floor room, please contact our Friday Harbor office approximately 30 days prior to the start of your program. We can be reached at 360-378-3265 or at roadscholar@skagit.edu and are available M-F (8am-5pm PST). All ground floor requests will be accommodated based on availability.
  Facility amenities: Heated indoor pool, jacuzzi, telephone, free wireless internet, complimentary beach cruiser bikes, full-service day spa, dining hall, conference room, and limited exercise facility on-site. Courtesy shuttle from Ferry dock, seaplane dock, or local airport upon request. Complimentary off street parking.
  Smoking allowed: No
  Additional nights prior: Varies by season Please call Earthbox Motel and Spa directly at 1-800-793-4756 for extended stay reservations and rates.
  Check in time: 4:00 PM
  Additional nights after: Varies by season Please call Earthbox Motel and Spa directly at 1-800-793-4756 for extended stay reservations and rates.
  Check out time: 11:00 AM


Travel Details
  Start of Program:
Friday Harbor, WA (San Juan Island):Your Road Scholar program will begin with an orientation at 5:00 pm in hotel conference room. You will be staying at Earthbox Inn & Spa that night.
  End of Program:
Friday Harbor, WA: Your Road Scholar program will at conclude after breakfast (approximately 8:30am) to allow ample travel time for those returning to the greater Seattle area and points beyond. You will be staying at Earthbox Inn & Spa the night before.
  Required documents:
The Road Scholar Health & Safety Form is required.
  Parking availability:
Complimentary off-street parking available at hotel.
Transportation
To Start of Program
  Location:  Friday Harbor, San Juan Island
  Nearest city or town:  Friday Harbor
  Nearest highway: Interstate 5, 30 miles
  Nearest airport:  Major: Sea-Tac Airport, Seattle. Small: Friday Harbor Airport
  From End of Program
  Location: Friday Harbor, San Juan Island
    (Additional transportation information same as above)
Travel Details
 

SeaTac Airport

 

To Ferry Landing

 
 

Service:

 

Commercial Van/Shuttle
Bellair Airporter Shuttle
phone: 866-235-5247
Advanced Reservations Required

 

Per Person/One Way:

 

Senior fare approx $35 one way or $65 round trip
Prices are subject to change.

 

Travel Time:

 

3 hours to ferry landing plus scenic 1.5 hour ferry ride 

 

Distance:

 

90 miles

   

This service runs 7 days a week all year except Easter, Thanksgiving, and Christmas Day. Select route from SeaTac Airport to Anacortes/San Juan Ferry Terminal (www.airporter.com)

 

Anacortes Ferry Terminal

 

To Ferry Landing

 
 

Service:

 

Public Transportation
Washington State Ferry
phone: 206-464-6400

 

Per Person/One Way:

 

Foot passengers approx $10-15 round trip varies by day of week and season.
Prices are subject to change.

 

Travel Time:

 

1.5 hour ferry ride from Anacortes WA to Friday Harbor WA on San Juan Island. 

   

Select Anacortes to Friday Harbor/San Juan Island route. Visit www.wsdot.wa.gov/ferries for the most current information. *Please note, if you are driving a vehicle onto the ferry, car & driver ferry rates apply and you will want to arrive 90-120 minutes prior to your scheduled departure time to ensure your position aboard the vessel.

 

From Friday Harbor Ferry Landing to Hotel

 

From Ferry Landing

 
 

Service:

 

Hotel Shuttle
Earthbox Inn & Spa Shuttle
phone: 800-793-4756
Advanced Reservations Required

 

Per Person/One Way:

 

Complimentary
Prices are subject to change.

 

Travel Time:

 

2 minutes 

 

Distance:

 

3 blocks

   

Reservations for the Inn shuttle will be accepted between 30 days – 7 days prior to your program start date. (Please note that courtesy shuttle is available only at limited day times (8:30 AM – 5:00 PM) and may not be available when Inn staff is limited. For other ferry arrivals and when courtesy shuttle is not available, taxis are readily available at the ferry landing for the short ride to the inn (approx $5-8).

 

To Friday Harbor Hotel when Shuttle is not Available

 

From Ferry Landing

 
 

Service:

 

Taxi
Bob's Taxi
phone: 360-378-8388

 

Per Person/One Way:

 

$5-8 (rates subject to change)
Prices are subject to change.

 

Travel Time:

 

2 minutes 

 

Distance:

 

4-8 blocks

   

To shorten wait time for pickup - advance reservations are recommended. For late arrivals to the island (past 8pm) or early departures to the island (before 8 am) - advance reservations are required.

 

To Hotel via taxi when shuttle not available

 

From Ferry Landing

 
 

Service:

 

Taxi
San Juan Taxi
phone: 360-378-8294

 

Per Person/One Way:

 

$5-$8 (rates subject to change)
Prices are subject to change.

 

Travel Time:

 

2 minutes 

 

Distance:

 

4-8 blocks

   

To shorten wait time for pickup - advance reservations are recommended. For late arrivals to the island (past 8pm) or early departures to the island (before 8 am) - advance reservations are required.

 

From Seattle To Friday Harbor via air

 

From Airport

 
 

Service:

 

Commercial Van/Shuttle
Kenmore Airlines
Advanced Reservations Required

 

Per Person/One Way:

 

*Approx $125-145 (subject to change)
Prices are subject to change.

 

Travel Time:

 

35 minutes 

 

Distance:

 

80-90 miles

   

Regional airline carrier, offering small plane flights from Seattle's Boeing Field (King County Airport) to Friday Harbor, San Juan Islands. Baggage and weight limits apply. *Ask for courtesy shuttle from SeaTac International airport to King Co. airport.

 
Driving Directions
  Arriving from Seattle, WA to Anacortes, WA ferry terminal From Seattle, drive north on I-5, about 60 miles to Burlington/Mt. Vernon. Turn west (exit 230) onto Highway 20 and continue another 20 miles west to Anacortes. Follow the signs through town to the San Juan Ferry Terminal. The Anacortes terminal of the Washington state ferry is located about 3 miles from downtown Anacortes.
  Driving from Bellingham, WA to Anacortes, WA ferry terminal From Bellingham, drive south on I-5. Turn west (exit 230) onto Highway 20 and continue another 20 miles west to Anacortes. Follow the signs through town to the San Juan Ferry Terminal. The Anacortes terminal of the Washington state ferry is located about 3 miles from downtown Anacortes.
  Driving from Friday Harbor Ferry Landing to your hotel Drive off ferry, turn right and follow Spring Street up the hill. The Earthbox Inn & Spa is about 3-4 blocks up on the right. The address is 410 Spring Street.
The prices listed for commercial services and facilities that are not included in the program cost, such as airport shuttles or extra nights lodging, are subject to change without notice. Since Road Scholar cannot guarantee the accuracy of these prices, we strongly suggest contacting the companies directly for the most up-to-date information.


Daily Schedule

Day 1: Welcome and Orientation
(Sunday, April 27)
   
 Afternoon: Hospitality Room opens at 3:30 PM in conference room. Room check in at front desk 4:00 PM. Program Orientation begins at 5:00 in conference room.
 Dinner: Our dinners are served buffet style so that you choose what works for you. Tonight’s dinner features NW green salad, home-made lasagna (choose from meat or veggie lasagna), and garlic bread – topped off with coffee, tea, iced tea, water and dessert of the day.
 Evening: Welcome and get acquainted program following dinner.
   
Accommodations: Earthbox Inn & Spa
Meals Included: Dinner

Day 2: Salish Sea Natural History / San Juan Island Hiking: American Camp and Mt. Finlayson
(Monday, April 28)

Note: Day 2 Hike Description: Four segments routes. All routes = approx 4.1 miles total. Ample opportunities to shorten or self select out of routes based on individual preference. Terrain: Well maintained trail in most places, some gravel beach, watch for erosion on trails close to cliff edge. Rocky shoreline and upland trails have several short modest elevation gains, including one section with elevation gain of approx 300’.



   
 Breakfast: Continental Breakfast Buffet: featuring a variety of fresh fruits, assorted hot/cold cereals, assorted breakfast breads (toast, English muffin, bagel, etc.), cottage cheese, boiled eggs, coffee, tea, juice.
 Morning: Orientation to hikes and route descriptions, followed by a presentation on the Salish Sea region and its mammalian inhabitants. Mid morning head out to the trail! Up to four hiking route options with varying distance and challenge available.
 Lunch: Since we’ll be out exploring, we’ll enjoy a picnic/bag lunch today. Our caterer will provide whole fresh fruit, chips, bottled water, and a chef’s choice fresh bakery treat for everyone. Each member of the group will build their own sandwich to their liking – choosing from an assortment of meats, cheese, breads, and condiments / accoutrements.
 Afternoon: San Juan Island hiking continued from late morning. Hike the coastal prairie and bluffs in the San Juan Island National Historic Park at American Camp, featuring views of the Haro Strait, the Strait of Juan de Fuca, the Olympic Mountains, and Vancouver Island. Late afternoon return to hotel.
 Dinner: Our dinners are served buffet style so that you choose what works for you. Tonight’s dinner features NW green salad, grilled chicken, steamed veggies, and red potatoes or rice – topped off with coffee, tea, iced tea, water and dessert of the day.
 Evening: Enjoy a presentation "Views from the Islands" to discover an insider's perspective on contemporary life in the islands as will as issues affecting the Island and its residents.
   
Accommodations: Earthbox Inn & Spa
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3: San Juan Island Hiking: British Camp, Mt. Young, Roche Harbor
(Tuesday, April 29)

Note: Day 3 Hike Description: Morning has 2 possible hiking routes - Up Mt Young and over to British Camp or Bell Point Loop. Van to Roche Harbor area, Afternoon: 2 options: walk at the Westcott Bay Sculpture Park or hike to Mausoleum . Length: Mt. Young approx 3.8 miles total (elevation gain of 650 ft); Bell Point approx 1 mile; Sculpture Park ½ mile; Mausoleum approx 1.5 miles. Terrain: Logging road and well maintained trail, some tree roots and minor rocky footing in sections.



   
 Breakfast: Continental Breakfast Buffet: featuring a variety of fresh fruits, assorted hot/cold cereals, assorted breakfast breads (toast, English muffin, bagel, etc.), cottage cheese, boiled eggs, coffee, tea, juice.
 Morning: San Juan Island Hiking: Today's highlights include San Juan Island National Park at English Camp on the shores of Garrison Bay. Climb Mount Young for views of surrounding islands. Easier morning route around Bell Point Loop on the shores of serene Garrison Bay.
 Lunch: Since we’ll be out exploring, we’ll enjoy a picnic/bag lunch today. Our caterer will provide whole fresh fruit, chips, bottled water, and a chef’s choice fresh bakery treat for everyone. Each member of the group will build their own sandwich to their liking – choosing from an assortment of meats, cheese, breads, and condiments / accoutrements.
 Afternoon: In the afternoon, van to historic Roche Harbor Village on the Islands NW corner. In Roche Harbor, stroll through an outdoor sculpture park or take a short hike to the Mausoleum (an architectural delight and family crypt for the John McMillan family). Late afternoon return to hotel, and then we'll explore the Whale Museum . At the Whale Museum, you'll find a fascinating collection of exhibits, artwork, models, and artifacts displayed to promote stewardship of whales and the Salish Sea ecosystem.
 Dinner: Our dinners are served buffet style so that you choose what works for you. Tonight’s dinner features NW green salad, baked salmon/fish (as locally available by season), rice , and steamed veggies– topped off with coffee, tea, iced tea, water and dessert of the day.
 Evening: Presentation: "Geology of the San Juans" discusses the formation of the islands and terrain of the islands and surrounding region.
   
Accommodations: Earthbox Inn & Spa
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4: Orcas Island Hiking: Moran State Park
(Wednesday, April 30)

Note: Day 4 Hike Descriptions: Morning hike is Moran State Park/Mountain Lake Loop. This route circumnavigates Mountain Lake and is approx 4.1 miles of woodland trail, with root and rock outcroppings. At 920’ elevation, this lake hike has a definite “mountain” feel. After completing the loop, van to the summit (Elev. 2409’) for a spectacular views of the entire archipelago. Afternoon hike: Little Summit trail. Trail is 2.2 miles with approx 390’ gradual decline elevation from Mt. Constitution.



   
 Breakfast: Breakfast is early on this day so that we may catch the inter-island ferry. Continental Breakfast Buffet: featuring a variety of fresh fruits, assorted hot/cold cereals, assorted breakfast breads (toast, English muffin, bagel, etc.), cottage cheese, boiled eggs, coffee, tea, juice.
 Morning: We'll board the ferry for a 40 minute ride to neighboring Orcas Island. On Orcas Island, hike the old growth forest and mountain lake trails of Moran State Park's Mountain Lake Loop. Van to the summit to savor incredible marine views of the San Juan and Canadian Gulf Islands from Mt. Constitution.
 Lunch: Since we’ll be out exploring, we’ll enjoy a picnic/bag lunch today. Our caterer will provide whole fresh fruit, chips, bottled water, and a chef’s choice fresh bakery treat for everyone. Each member of the group will build their own sandwich to their liking – choosing from an assortment of meats, cheese, breads, and condiments / accoutrements.
 Afternoon: Hikes continue on Orcas Island. Little Summit trail, which is approx 2.2 miles with approx 390’ gradual decline elevation from Mt. Constitution. Late afternoon ferry trip returns to San Juan Island Hotel.
 Dinner: Dinner out on own in Friday Harbor to explore wonderful local fare!
 Evening: Free evening to savor a leisurely dinner and Friday Harbor ambience.
   
Accommodations: Earthbox Inn & Spa
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 5: Wildlife of the San Juan Islands / San Juan Island Coastal Hike
(Thursday, May 1)

Note: Day 5 Hike Description: This route begins at Jackal's Lagoon parking area (no services) and features the Griffin Bay coastline of San Juan Island National Park/American Camp as it rambles beneath the Cedar and Fir canopy past lagoons and estuaries to the Cattle Point Lighthouse concluding at the Cattle Point interpretive area (pit toilets). Length: Approx 2.7 miles. Terrain: Gently rolling terrain at sea level. Old logging roads or good dirt paths throughout.



   
 Breakfast: Continental Breakfast Buffet: featuring a variety of fresh fruits, assorted hot/cold cereals, assorted breakfast breads (toast, English muffin, bagel, etc.), cottage cheese, boiled eggs, coffee, tea, juice.
 Morning: Focus on creatures of land and sky and learn about wildlife of the San Juan Islands as presented by a wildlife rehabilitation expert. Late morning depart for San Juan Island Hiking. Today's route features the grassy shorelines and beaches near Cattle Point Lighthouse at the islands southern tip; and San Juan Island national park's Griffin Bay area with its pristine lagoons and estuaries.
 Lunch: Since we’ll be out exploring, we’ll enjoy a picnic/bag lunch today. Our caterer will provide whole fresh fruit, chips, bottled water, and a chef’s choice fresh bakery treat for everyone. Each member of the group will build their own sandwich to their liking – choosing from an assortment of meats, cheese, breads, and condiments / accoutrements.
 Afternoon: Explore Cattle Point Lighthouse and Interpretive area. Return to hotel mid-afternoon.
 Dinner: Our dinners are served buffet style so that you choose what works for you. Tonight’s dinner features NW green salad, prawns & scallops (in sun-dried tomato pesto), penne pasta and steamed veggies– topped off with coffee, tea, iced tea, water and dessert of the day.
 Evening: Special farewell program features local musician. Sit back, relax, and enjoy!
   
Accommodations: Earthbox Inn & Spa
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6: Departure Day
(Friday, May 2)
   
 Breakfast: Continental Breakfast Buffet: featuring a variety of fresh fruits, assorted hot/cold cereals, assorted breakfast breads (toast, English muffin, bagel, etc.), cottage cheese, boiled eggs, coffee, tea, juice.
 Morning: Program concludes after breakfast to allow travel time for those returning to the greater Seattle area to extend stays or catch outbound flights.
   
Meals Included: Breakfast

Free Time Opportunities
 
  Friday Harbor, San Juan Island San Juan Island Activities
Among the many free time activities in Friday Harbor are whale watching, kayaking, beachcombing, bicycling, fishing, shopping, museums, outdoor sculpture park, historic sites, and ferry trips to other islands. For additional information, visit www.sanjuanisland.org
  Visitor's Information
Among the many free time activities in Friday Harbor are whale watching, kayaking, beach combing, bicycling, fishing, shopping, museums, outdoor sculpture park, historic sites, and ferry trips to other islands. For additional information, visit www.visitsanjuans.com
Important information about your itinerary: Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy and completeness of the information featured on this website. Itineraries are based on our best information at this time. Circumstances beyond our control may require us to adjust itineraries or other details. We regret any inconvenience this may cause and appreciate your understanding. Information will be sent to you from your Program Provider approximately three weeks prior to the program start date. The prices listed for commercial services and facilities that are not included in the program cost, such as airport shuttles or extra nights lodging, are subject to change without notice. Since Road Scholar cannot guarantee the accuracy of these prices, we strongly suggest contacting the companies directly for the most up-to-date information.

Suggested Reading List


A Field Guide to Coastal Flowers of the Pacific Northwest


Author: Phillipa Hudson


Description: With gorgeous full-colour photos arranged in an easy-to-use colour coded chart for quick identification, the pocket-sized format is perfect for taking along on walks and hikes through both the Pacific Northwest countryside as well as the urban wilds of West Coast cities. Supplying English and Latin names, the distribution range of each species and average plant height and flower size, Phillipa Hudson shares her knowledge of coast flora gained through over 30 years as an active amateur botanist.



Birding in the San Juan Islands


Author: Mark G. Lewis and Fred A. Sharpe


Description: Handy guide for visitor's and residents alike to learn more about Island birds, seasonality, local "hot spots", and how the insular ecosystems affects bird behavior.



Friday Harbor


Author: Mike Vouri, San Juan Historical Society, Julia Vouri


Description: A book that reviews the rich history and residents of Friday Harbor throughout the past 100 years.



Hiking the San Juan Islands


Author: Ken Wilcox


Description: The famed San Juan Islands of Northwest Washington State offer some of the most charming, scenic and naturally diverse landscapes and seascapes anywhere in the Pacific Northwest. A host of parks, trails, beaches, and protected wildlands are available to enjoy for hiking. This guide includes listings and maps for the surround archipelago, including Whidbey, Camano, Fidalgo, Cypress, and land-based counties near the San Juan Islands.



North Puget Sound: Afoot and Afloat


Author: Marge & Ted Mueller


Description: An insiders guide to the North Puget Sound region of Washington State.



Plants Of The Pacific Northwest Coast: Washington, Oregon, British Columbia & Alaska


Author: Jim Pojar


Description: This easy-to-use field guide features 794 species of plants commonly found along the Pacific coast from Oregon to Alaska, including trees, shrubs, wildflowers, aquatic plants, grasses, ferns, mosses and lichens. PLANTS OF THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST COAST covers the coastal region from shoreline to alpine, including the western Cascades. Includes wonder photos, range maps, and more! Rich and engaging notes on each species describe aboriginal and other local uses of plants for food, medicine and implements, along with unique characteristics of the plants and the origins of their names. For both amateurs and professionals, this is the best, most accessible, most up-to-date guide of its kind.



San Juan Islands Wildlife: A Handbook for Exploring Nature


Author: Evelyn Adams


Description: Natural beauty and a rich diversity of wildlife draw thousands of visitors annually to Washington's San Juan Islands. Until now, there has never been a book that provides an overview of natural life in this beautiful archipelago. San Juan Islands Wildlife is an informative and affectionate look at the habits and habitats of the flora and fauna found within the unique environment of the region.



Trees and Shrubs for Pacific Northwest Gardens


Author: John A. Grant, Carol L. Grant


Description: Northwest gardeners have relied on the solid information found in various editions of this book for more than 50 years. This greatly enlarged 1990 edition reflects the vast increase in suitable plants for the region now available from area nurseries



Wild Plants of the San Juan Islands (second edition)


Author: Scott Atkinson & Fred Sharpe


Description: This wonderful field guide illustrates and describes more than 190 species of wildflowers, shrubs, trees and weeds that occur commonly throughout the San Juan Islands as well as the Gulf Islands of near Vancouver Island, Canada. The text also includes information on how the climate, topography and geology of the Islands affect plant life.





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