Animals Section

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 →

B-Town’s Dog Blogger Marley A. Mutt: It’s the Year of the Dog!

B-Town’s Dog Blogger Marley A. Mutt: It’s the Year of the Dog!

By Marley A. Mutt Gung Hay Fat Choy B-Town! That’s Happy New Year B-Town in Cantonese. 2018 is the Year of the Dog in the Chinese Zodiac and I am thrilled to finally have a year I can call my own. I... [Read more]

Community Salmon Investigation results are in; presentations will be Mar. 7 & 14

Community Salmon Investigation results are in; presentations will be Mar. 7 & 14

Community Salmon Investigation (CSI) for Highline results are in!! Bring your family and friends for a fun-filled evening and learn about the status of salmon in your watershed: WHEN: Wednesday, March... [Read more]

B-Town DOG holding ‘FIDO’ Dog Fashion Show on Saturday, March 10

B-Town DOG holding ‘FIDO’ Dog Fashion Show on Saturday, March 10

Come see the latest in Dog Fashions and perhaps win a Quilt or some other great prize! B-town DOG will hold a ‘FIDO’ (Fashion Introspective Dog Objective) FASHION SHOW on Saturday, March 10,... [Read more]

LETTER: A note of thanks and appreciation for Burien’s 2018 Birdfest

LETTER: A note of thanks and appreciation for Burien’s 2018 Birdfest

[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:] Letter to the Editor: This is a note of... [Read more]

Help the ‘Great International Backyard Bird Count,’ going on until Monday

Help the ‘Great International Backyard Bird Count,’ going on until Monday

The Great American Bird Count is underway, and will go through Monday, Feb. 19 – and here’s how YOU can help: This is an opportunity to serve as a citizen scientist and to contribute to one of... [Read more]

REMINDER: Burien CARES ‘Open Bite Nite’ fundraiser is this Saturday, Feb. 17

REMINDER: Burien CARES ‘Open Bite Nite’ fundraiser is this Saturday, Feb. 17

REMINDER: ‘Open Bite Nite’ – benefiting Burien CARES animal shelter – will be held this Saturday, Feb. 17, starting at 7:30 p.m. This event will be held at the Burien Elks Lodge, located... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Mt. Rainier, Blue Heron & amazing red sunset

PHOTOS: Mt. Rainier, Blue Heron & amazing red sunset

Courtesy Author/Photographer George Matthew Cole comes these great photos that showcase the beauty of our region (click images to view larger versions/slideshow): A view of Mount Rainier from a neighborhood... [Read more]