Vesper Sparrow sighting and rubber boa snake!

Vesper Sparrow sighting and rubber boa snake!

  VESPER SPARROW This just in from Ed Swan: Harsi Parker found a Vesper Sparrow at her place on central Vashon Island this evening.  This is the first record in roughly 30 years.  Back in the 1940’s, Larrison… Read More

Important coyote follow up

This is a follow up to our previous blog post about coyotes at the Sheep Dog trials. Since last Friday, we have learned more. Because Vashon Nature Center’s focus is to provide information about local wildlife and ecosystems,… Read More

Island Breeding & Other Birds Recap

Vashon Nature Center - Bushtit Nest

Update from island bird expert Ed Swan: Sunday, Kathryn True found nesting Downy Woodpecker and Common Bushtit in her yard. Sharon Aukland in Dockton had a male Downy feeding a young bird at their suet feeder and Black-capped… Read More