Our San Juan Islands

Conserve now. Enjoy forever.

The San Juan Preservation Trust works with our local communities and people like you to permanently conserve and care for special places throughout the San Juan Islands.

Together with our landowner partners, the Preservation Trust—a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization—has permanently protected more than 300 properties, 45 miles of shoreline, 27 miles of trails and 18,000 acres on 20 islands.

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“It’s not a bluebird…but it IS a blue bird!” - Kathleen Foley Lewis.
Today is the second day that we have enjoyed watching this blue jay at our Red Mill Farm Preserve. It has been filling its crop (the expandable pouch in its esophagus) full of seeds, then flying to a nearby oak grove and back, on about a 20 minute circuit. We question whether it is cashing its food and expecting to stick around for awhile. Red Mill Farm has been buzzing with photographers and bird enthusiasts due to this rare sighting of a blue jay west of the Rockies (let alone west of the Cascades).
-Photo by Phil Green
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“It’s not a bluebird…but it IS a blue bird!” - Kathleen Foley Lewis. 
Today is the second day that we have enjoyed watching this blue jay at our Red Mill Farm Preserve. It has been filling its crop (the expandable pouch in its esophagus) full of seeds, then flying to a nearby oak grove and back, on about a 20 minute circuit. We question whether it is cashing its food and expecting to stick around for awhile. Red Mill Farm has been buzzing with photographers and bird enthusiasts due to this rare sighting of a blue jay west of the Rockies (let alone west of the Cascades).    
-Photo by Phil Green

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Sooo cute! Love that it's visiting the Garry oaks!

It is so much that of the three jays that are blue in Washington State this Blue Jay is visiting here. Now we will have to head over to Shaw or Orcas to see one of the other jays that are blue - Steller's Jay.

So funny-was just hiking back in New England-they're all over the place-I suppose if a Steller's Jay makes it to NH, he'll receive the same attention!

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