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Guemes Mountain, Spring Birds, and Wildflowers

May 2011 31

8:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Guemes Island

Skagit Audubon is holding a field trip at Guemes Mountain!  For more information, click here to visit the audubon field site website.

"Meet at the Guemes Ferry parking area for carpooling to Guemes Island. We will catch the 8:30a.m. ferry. The field trip will take about two hours, but we'll go at a leisurely pace since the first return ferry isn't until 1:00. Return: on your own according to the wishes of your carpool; include time to get your car in line. At publication of this newsletter the Guemes Island car ferry is being maintained and not in service. It is scheduled to run again by May 22. Check in with trip leaders in late May if you plan to attend.

Bring: Lunch and water, or enjoy lunch at Anderson's store near the Guemes ferry.

Join Skagit Land Trust Guemes Mountain Stewards, Ed and Carolyn Gastellum, and Libby Mills to hike the new trail to the top of Guemes Mountain. Co-Land Stewards and Guemes residents, Marianne Kooiman and Joost Businger, will meet us at the top to share their very personal story of leadership in helping the residents of Guemes Island protect this unique mountain bald habitat with 360 degree views to the Olympics, Mt. Baker, and the islands. Michael Kirschenbaum, SLT Stewardship Director, will join us to give a history on the successful partnering that led to the preservation of the Guemes Mountain Conservation Area."

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