Learn about some of the critters along our Bainbridge shoreline.

That’s the subject on Friday January 9th, for the first installment of a series of five monthly Brown Bag Lunch Lectures, cosponsored by Bainbridge Island Land Trust and the West Sound Wildlife Shelter.

In this podcast, you meet Jeff Adams from Washington Sea Grant, a division of the University of Washington. Jeff, as the first speaker for the 2015 series, will be talking about Bainbridge’s Verdant Beach Beauties and the not-so Big Bad Crab, and taking us on a digital photo tour of some of our coolest beach plants.


When most people walk the beaches they’re looking for shells and creatures, but there’s a whole group of special attractive plants growing around the water’s margin with special adaptations.  In this podcast, Jeff describes some of his favorites, and some of the invasives that can pose challenges to our shoreline habitat.

This free series is a fun way to spend your lunch hour learning about the local wildlife in our community and the land and shoreline that provides their habitat.

Bring your lunch down to the Waterfront Park Community Center at 11:30 Friday, January 9th for the first talk in the third series of lunchtime talks. The lectures are open to all ages, and a $3 donation is suggested.

Future lunchtime talks – one per month during February to May – will be:

Friday, Feb. 6: West Sound Wildlife Shelter representatives discuss “How to Become a Certified Back Yard Habitat.”

Friday, March 13: John van den Meerendonk discusses “Native Plants and You!”

Friday, April 10: West Sound Wildlife Shelter presents “Leave Me Wild.”

Friday, May 8: Susan Marie Andersson talks about “Southern Resident Killer Whales in the Salish Sea.”

Visit the Bainbridge Island Land Trust website for more information.