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General News · 1st May 2014
Lynne Jordan: CIMAS
SPRING IS BLOOMING & HATCHING on beautiful MITLENATCH ISLAND! Cruise aboard MISTY ISLES to this wildlife sanctuary in the Salish Sea. Walk trails thru meadows ablaze with Chocolate Lilies, Death Camas, Sea Blush & Monkey Flowers. Search for owl pellets & river otter dining tables. Experience territorial & nesting activities of many gulls, cormorants, pigeon guillemots & oyster catchers -- those black birds with pink gumboots & carrot beaks!. Ride a zodiac around Mitlenatch to encounter noisy seabird cliff rookeries, massive Steller's sea lions and agile California sea lions. Keep a lookout for eagles, river otters, dolphins & orcas.
Skipper/naturalist Mike Moore has a wealth of information & stories about this gem in the gulf.

Sponsored by the CORTES MUSEUM, this day trip leaves Cortes Bay at 10 a.m., returning at 4:30 p.m. Choose Friday May 23 or Saturday June 14. Cost is $120. Shuttle service is available by donation between Cortes ferry & Cortes Bay. Pack your lunch & binoculars. Dress for the weather. Don't forget your camera! For details & registration phone Lynne Jordan at 250-935-6472 or e-mail Cortes Museum at: