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CARES PET PROFILES: Tita and Mister Whiskers need new forever homes

CARES PET PROFILES: Tita and Mister Whiskers need new forever homes

EDITOR’S NOTE: This story is part of an ongoing series that features Burien CARES animal adoptees looking for loving homes. This edition is sponsored by Sit ‘N Stay Pet Sitting: By Cydney Moore Tita Tita... [Read more]

CARES PET PROFILES: Heroes needed to give critters Drax & Mystique new homes

CARES PET PROFILES: Heroes needed to give critters Drax & Mystique new homes

EDITOR’S NOTE: This story is part of an ongoing series that features Burien CARES animal adoptees looking for loving homes. This edition is sponsored by Sit ‘N Stay Pet Sitting: By Cydney Moore MYSTIQUE True... [Read more]

Community Salmon Investigation training begins Thursday, Oct. 4

Community Salmon Investigation training begins Thursday, Oct. 4

Community Salmon Investigation training will be held on Thursday, Oct. 4: SIGN-UP to participate in the annual Community Salmon Investigation to track spawning salmon in Miller and Walker Creeks! Salmon... [Read more]

LETTER: ‘To the young boy I saw trying to catch a small dog that ran onto Ambaum’

LETTER: ‘To the young boy I saw trying to catch a small dog that ran onto Ambaum’

[EDITOR’S NOTE: The following is a Letter to the Editor, written by a Reader. It does not necessarily reflect the opinion of The B-Town Blog nor its staff:] To the young boy I saw trying to catch... [Read more]

Sponsored Post JOB: Jog with Dogs…and get paid!

JOB: Jog with Dogs…and get paid!

Dog Jog is a local, veteran-owned business dedicated to providing personalized exercise and pet sitting services with an emphasis on the mutual enjoyment of pet and caregiver. After returning from her... [Read more]

Volunteers needed to Survey Salmon in Miller and Walker Creeks this fall

Volunteers needed to Survey Salmon in Miller and Walker Creeks this fall

Volunteers are needed to help monitor how salmon are doing in our local streams, between October through December, to observe spawning salmon and collect data on dead salmon. A Community Salmon Investigation... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Smoke softens summer light on frolicking, bathing backyard birds

PHOTOS: Smoke softens summer light on frolicking, bathing backyard birds

Story & Photos by Elston Hill No serious photographer would try to take nature photographs in the middle of a sunny summer day in the open sun and harsh light. Digital cameras can not handle all that... [Read more]

REMINDER: ‘Northwest Animal & Nature Festival’ at Town Square Park Saturday

REMINDER: ‘Northwest Animal & Nature Festival’ at Town Square Park Saturday

REMINDER: The Northwest Animal & Nature Festival is returning to Burien Town Square Park this Saturday, July 28, 2018. This FREE event is family-friendly and fun for all ages. Presented in partnership... [Read more]

CASSIDY’S COLUMN: Meet ‘Pepper,’ my new Service Dog!

CASSIDY’S COLUMN: Meet ‘Pepper,’ my new Service Dog!

EDITOR’S NOTE: Cass Huff is a special needs student at Mt. Rainier High School. In 2016, she was named “Citizen of the Year” by the City of Burien. Hey B-Town readers! I know I say this... [Read more]

B-Town’s Dog Blogger Marley A. Mutt: <i>It’s Gettin’ Hot in Here</i>

B-Town’s Dog Blogger Marley A. Mutt: It’s Gettin’ Hot in Here

By Marley A. Mutt It is gettin’ hot in here! I’m a dog, so I’m not going to talk about climate change and how the earth is getting warmer and warmer primarily due to impacts our human friends... [Read more]

Learn about Native Plant & Wildlife Connections at Community Center Sat.

Learn about Native Plant & Wildlife Connections at Community Center Sat.

Learn about Native Plant & Wildlife Connections at the Burien Community Center this Saturday, June 9, from 1 – 4 p.m. Learn from three different speakers who will be sharing tips for creating wildlife... [Read more]

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Local puppy possibly poisoned by pot

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Local puppy possibly poisoned by pot

[EDITOR’S NOTE: The following is a Letter to the Editor, written by a Reader. It does not necessarily reflect the opinion of The B-Town Blog nor its staff:] Sunday afternoon, my 10-month old puppy... [Read more]

Sponsored Post ‘V.I.P.’ stands for ‘Very Important Pet’ at Sit ‘N Stay Pet Sitting

‘V.I.P.’ stands for ‘Very Important Pet’ at Sit ‘N Stay Pet Sitting

With many pet service providers available, it can be hard to know who to choose. With that in mind, we asked Brittany Shelton of Sit ’n Stay Pet Sitting what makes her service unique. “Well, I think... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Great Blue Heron enjoys meal, and shrimp season opens

PHOTOS: Great Blue Heron enjoys meal, and shrimp season opens

Courtesy Elston Hill comes these great photos, taken this weekend from/in Burien and showing two different ways of catching seafood in Puget Sound. First, some dramatic photos of a Great Blue Heron enjoying... [Read more]

Learn about Puget Sound’s Geoducks at ESC on Thursday, May 17

Learn about Puget Sound’s Geoducks at ESC on Thursday, May 17

Puget Sound’s geoducks are iconic, valuable, and fascinating creatures, and their management presents both opportunities and challenges. Their slow growth, long lives, and fixed location means that... [Read more]

PHOTOS: The beauty of The Brothers at sunset, a Stellar’s Jay & a passing ship

PHOTOS: The beauty of The Brothers at sunset, a Stellar’s Jay & a passing ship

Courtesy Elston Hill comes these breathtaking photos showing our region’s beauty in all its glory – from The Brothers at sunset to a Stellar’s Jay to a passing ship. Click images to view... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Splish splash – these birds were taking a bath!

PHOTOS: Splish splash – these birds were taking a bath!

Courtesy Elston Hill comes these great photos taken in his yard on Saturday of birds taking baths. “Love these cloudy and drizzly days for taking pictures.” Click images to view larger versions/slideshow:  Read More →

PHOTOS: Orca whales frolic off Burien’s Three Tree Point

PHOTOS: Orca whales frolic off Burien’s Three Tree Point

Courtesy Elston Hill comes these great photos of Orca whales frolicking off Burien’s Three Tree Point on Tuesday, April 10. “About 2:30 p.m. on Tuesday afternoon. Must be transients. They... [Read more]

Learn about the secret lives of Bald Eagles at presentation this Saturday, Mar. 31

Learn about the secret lives of Bald Eagles at presentation this Saturday, Mar. 31

Do you want to know more about the secret lives of Bald Eagles, or how they learn to fly? As part of the continuation of the Burien Birdfest 2018, Kevin Ebi – who is a world famous author, photographer... [Read more]

Learn about Backyard Wildlife Habitats at Community Center on Sat., Mar. 31

Learn about Backyard Wildlife Habitats at Community Center on Sat., Mar. 31

Learn about Sustainable Gardening Practices help your garden to thrive and attract necessary pollinators: Co-Host is Taryn Koerker, A Founder of the New Start Community Garden in Burien 3 Peas in a Pod.... [Read more]

CARES PET PROFILES: Annie & Truth are looking for forever homes

CARES PET PROFILES: Annie & Truth are looking for forever homes

EDITOR’S NOTE: This story is part of an ongoing series that features Burien CARES animal adoptees looking for loving homes. This edition is sponsored by Sit ‘N Stay Pet Sitting: By Cydney Moore Annie Annie... [Read more]

Ban dangerous construction processes; CARES: ‘more dogs getting back home’

Ban dangerous construction processes; CARES: ‘more dogs getting back home’

By Jack Mayne The Burien City Council was asked at Monday (March 19) night’s meeting to consider ordinances outlawing abuses by construction companies using processes that “shamelessly” abuse workers... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Windy days are for soaring

PHOTOS: Windy days are for soaring

Courtesy Elston Hill comes these great photos showing some locals taking advantage of a recent windy day. “The kite surfers love the spring winds. And so do the birds. Several eagles soaring in the... [Read more]

PHOTO: Great Blue Heron at Seahurst Park Beach

PHOTO: Great Blue Heron at Seahurst Park Beach

Courtesy Photographer Aaron Wells comes this awesome photo of a Great Blue Heron (Ardea herodias) captured on a warm Friday afternoon at Seahurst Park Beach in Burien (click image to view larger version):  Read More →