From the firetower at IslandWood on Bainbridge Island.

I am so thrilled to be sponsoring this fabulous event- the Northwest Newbies Nature Hike.  IslandWood is a true treasure on the island and I love that they open their doors to the public many, many days of the year.  Tomorrow’s hike already has a waitlist, but I am sponsoring another hike in the fall on September 24th too.  Check in with IslandWood in the morning about tomorrow’s numbers or be bold and how up in person ;)  Check out their calendar for special events and Public Site Tours – the next one is July 16th.  Personally, I love their suspension bridge and fire tower – you’ve got to go.

A view looking down through the old firetower at IslandWood.

 

Welcome to the Neighborhood!

Start a journey for connecting to your new sense of place.  Your new home is a diverse, ecological treasure just waiting to be discovered.  Let’s take a hike to learn the “Fab Five” native trees, common bird species, and discover all the new sounds, textures and smells of your new home.

We’ll make time to hear about where YOU are from, and how it is different and the same to Western Washington.  Your questions about “what lives here” are highly encouraged.  We can’t wait to meet you, neighbor.  See you on the trails!

  • All ages welcome
  • Please no dogs unless they are a service animal
  • Space is limited for this guided walk!
  • Rain or shine people – we’re in Western Washington!

We appreciate our sponsor of Northwest Newbies – Jen Pells Real Estate!

The amazing suspension bridge at IslandWood.

 

On July 9, 2017, in Activities, Community, Events, Parks, by

Afternoon on the Trails at IslandWood on Bainbridge Island

View from the Canopy Tower. The 2nd Afternoon on the Trails at IslandWood on Bainbridge Island is on March 6th, 2011.

Spend the Afternoon at IslandWood Next Sunday

Yes, back in November, our family had a nice afternoon at IslandWood on their first Afternoon on the Trails Day.  We were free to roam, explore and volunteers were out and about to answer questions and chat about the property.  It was a rare treat to be able hike around without a guide, but I was very surprised at how few people took advantage of it.  After the fact, many friends and islanders said they did not even know about it, so alas, I am helping spread the word.

The Trails are Open Sunday March 6th from 12-4pm

Do take advantage of it!  I know may islanders have never even been to the property.  Locals, you are missing out on this amazing “school in the woods.” Take a picnic lunch, climb the canopy tower, trek across the suspension bridge and explore the adjacent cemetery.  I know our family has more of the 255 acre outdoor learning center to cover, so we plan to be there again ( I am hoping for warmer temperatures next weekend – like over 40 degrees, please).  Hope to see you there.

Glowing Moss on the trees at IslandWood on Bainbridge Island - Jen Pells

Glowing Moss on the trees at IslandWood.

Looking down at the tops of trees from the Canopy Tower at IslandWood on Bainbridge Island - Jen Pells

Looking down at the tops of trees from the Canopy Tower at IslandWood on Bainbridge Island.

The Canopy Tower at IslandWood on Bainbridge Island - Jen Pells

The Canopy Tower at IslandWood on Bainbridge Island.

Mac's Pond at IslandWood on Bainbridge Island.  Photo by Jen Pells

The floating classroom on Mac's Pond at IslandWood on Bainbridge Island.

On February 27, 2011, in Activities, Community, Events, by

Islandwood Howl-o-ween on Bainbridge Island

How did I forget to put this on my list of things to do in October? IslandWood never disappoints. Their campus is nature refined! IslandWood was a cozy place to spend a rainy afternoon while the kids carved pumpkins, listened to stories, ran around, and enjoyed cookies and cocoa from their comfort kitchen.

On October 25, 2010, in Activities, Community, by