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Nature & Wildlife

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Summer in the San Juans

Sweeping sky and sea vistas, outdoor festivals and lingering summer sunsets set the stage for nature lovers to enjoy “island time.”

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Island Tips for Dog Lovers

The San Juan Preservation Trust seeks to promote conservation of the stunning beauty and magical character of the San Juan Islands. This includes fostering healthy, diverse, and sustainable habitats for wildlife and human communities. Check out their tips for dog owners visiting the islands!

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Where on Earth is the Salish Sea?

Less than half of the people in Washington and British Columbia have heard of the Salish Sea, even though they live alongside it.

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Photographing the Red Foxes of San Juan Island

I’ve had the incredible fortune of growing up with much of my summer time spent on San Juan Island. Over the years I’ve come back many times to see the foxes at American Camp. Here are my recommendations for visiting and photographing these wonderful little creatures.

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The Art of Painting Lavender

Artist Teresa Smith writes about painting lavender at the San Juan Island Lavender Festival at Pelindaba Lavender Farm.

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5 Reasons to Visit the San Juans Year-Round

From Savor the San Juans farm tours in the fall, to small-town holiday traditions and romantic getaways in the winter, this post lets you in on all the special events, happening all year 'round in the San Juan Islands.

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Springtime in the San Juans

Guest blogger Lisette Wolter-McKinley explores family-friendly springtime activities on San Juan Island.

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The Foxes of American Camp

The adorable red, black and silver foxes of American Camp are fun to watch, and wildlife photographer Monika Wieland Shields offers ways to observe them while keeping a safe distance.

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A Mini-Vacation in a Neighboring Nation

Hop aboard a ferry between Sydney, B.C. and Friday Harbor for a friendly visit to our north-of-the-border neighbors.

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