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Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Take a Trip out of Victoria Harbour - in A Zodiac - to visit local residents: ORCA

On a beautiful, sunny July afternoon, we donned orange cold weather suits.

To take a zodiac trip across choppy waters to visit some special local residents.

Whale watching for  Orcinus orca (killer whales)!
 These resident orcas are fish eaters – They are salmon specialists. About 80% of their diet is Chinook salmon. 

The orcas that visit the waters surrounding San Juan Island are known as the Southern Resident Killer Whales.
The males like this one,
are much bigger than the females, 
and have a larger and more developed dorsal fin.
For more water adventures:
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Catch a View and Catch a Pike, Squanga Lake, Yukon, Canada 

Birds and Marine Mammals of CA Channel Islands (long & short-beaked common dolphin, blue & fin whale) 
Sea Birds on Great Barrier Reef, Michaelmas Cay, Queensland, Australia
Plunge into a California Tide Pool (sea stars, swell shark, sea cucumber, garibaldi fish)  

Thursday, December 1, 2016

An Earthly Take on Food

Take a minute to enjoy a colorful plate directly from the garden.


This wonderful kaleidoscope of salads was created by our friend Peter for a gathering of friends.

Bring the Earth to your table with fresh veggies and savor a tasty Earth Minute. 

More Earth Minutes with a human touch:

Walk to The Getty Center 
Visit Southern California Flower Show 
How Do Trees Dream (fiber art)