Scheduled Beach Explorations
Our spring and summer beach explorations were great, and we had many members of the public join us to explore our local beaches. For people who have spent time on the beaches in the summer, but who have never ventured out in the dark of a winter night, you are in for a treat! Nighttime is when many critters emerge to hunt for food and there is a different level of activity in the nearshore area. Come and join us for a new perspective.
SECOND AND LAST NIGHT EXPLORATION!!!
Tuesday, December 31, 9 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.
This exploration is held at the beach near and under the Bainbridge Ferry Terminal. This is scheduled at night because that's when we have the low tides in the winter. As often as we come to this particular beach, we are always delighted to find new and interesting things -- a different species than we have seen before, some previously unobserved behavior of sea life -- there is almost always a great surprise.
Night beach explorations require a strong flashlight. Headlamps can be problematic as they shine in the eyes of other explorers if you look at them directly. Dress warmly and plan for wet weather, unless we are experiencing an unusual dry spell in December.
Parking is available along Brien and Bjune near Waterfront Park. The wooden footbridge across the ravine is still closed, so walk toward the ferry on Olympic Drive, then turn on Harborview Drive. Follow the waterfront trail alongside the condos to the beach.
See you on the beach -- you'll spot us by our bobbing flashlights!
NOTE: You may have read the news about the sea star wasting disease. It has come to Bainbridge Island, both around the ferry terminal and at Point White Pier on the west side of the island. Stars affected on our beaches are sunflower, ochre and a few mottled stars. Leather stars seem OK at this time; giant pink stars have disappeared.