Science Section

PHOTOS & VIDEO: Scenes from a snowy day in Burien

PHOTOS & VIDEO: Scenes from a snowy day in Burien

Are you enjoying the light dusting of snow our area received? Aside from telecommuting to avoid the slick roads, another diversion of course is to look at photos of how nice the B-Town area looks as a... [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]

WEATHER ALERT: ‘Coldest temps,’ wind advisory, possible snow in forecast

WEATHER ALERT: ‘Coldest temps,’ wind advisory, possible snow in forecast

The National Weather Service is forecasting for “the coldest temperatures of this winter,” and the possibility of snow starting this Saturday night, Feb. 17. Meteorologist Cliff Mass adds: “We... [Read more]

Community Salmon Investigation results are in! Come learn March 7 or 14

Community Salmon Investigation results are in! Come learn March 7 or 14

Community Salmon Investigation (CSI) for Highline results are in, and they’ll be presented at two community meetings – on Wednesday, March 7 and Wednesday, March 14. All are invited to come to... [Read more]

Environmental Science Center’s Seaside Soirée will be Saturday, March 3

Environmental Science Center’s Seaside Soirée will be Saturday, March 3

All are invited to join the Environmental Science Center (ESC) board of directors, naturalists, staff and community to celebrate another successful year providing experiential environmental education... [Read more]

Help make birds count at Burien’s annual Bird Fest on Saturday, Feb. 17

Help make birds count at Burien’s annual Bird Fest on Saturday, Feb. 17

Help make birds count at Bird Fest! Do you want to learn what birds are in your backyard? Do you want to help scientists take a snapshot of their populations? You can do both on Saturday, Feb. 17 at Bird... [Read more]

UPDATE: Trail section in Seahurst Park will remain closed due to recent slide

UPDATE: Trail section in Seahurst Park will remain closed due to recent slide

A short section of the trail along the shoreline in southern Seahurst Park will remain closed for several months due to the recent slide, the City announced on Monday, Feb. 5. The slide has compromised... [Read more]

Small landslide has occurred at Seahurst Park, City says

Small landslide has occurred at Seahurst Park, City says

The City of Burien is reporting that a small landslide has occurred along the southern shoreline of Seahurst Park, just above the trail and beach. As a precaution, the trail and beach south of the Seastar... [Read more]

Sponsored Post St. Bernadette Parish School hosting OPEN HOUSE this Wed., Jan. 31

St. Bernadette Parish School hosting OPEN HOUSE this Wed., Jan. 31

Advertiser St. Bernadette Parish School will host an OPEN HOUSE this Wednesday, Jan. 31, from 9:30 – 10:30 a.m. All families interested in St. Bernadette enrollment are encouraged to attend this informational Open House  and School Tour…

Environmental Science Center holding Sea Glass Crafts Glass this Saturday

Environmental Science Center holding Sea Glass Crafts Glass this Saturday

The Environmental Science Center’s first Sea Glass Crafting events starts this Saturday, Jan 20, from 1 – 3 p.m The cost is $10. Another class will be held on Saturday, Feb. 3. “If you’re... [Read more]

Environmental Science Center’s next Moonlight Beach Walk is Sat., Jan. 27

Environmental Science Center’s next Moonlight Beach Walk is Sat., Jan. 27

The Environmental Science Center’s next FREE Moonlight Beach Walk will be held on Saturday, Jan. 27, from 6 – 8 p.m. “Come see marine organisms in a whole new light – your flashlight!... [Read more]

VIDEO: Amazing footage of Bald Eagle hunting Duck on Lake Burien

VIDEO: Amazing footage of Bald Eagle hunting Duck on Lake Burien

Courtesy Anna Neubauer comes this amazing footage showing a bald eagle hunting a duck on Lake Burien last Thursday afternoon, Jan. 4. Watch how this awesome bird of prey repeatedly dive bombs what is most... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Dozens explore Seahurst Park Beach during Moonlight Beach Walk

PHOTOS: Dozens explore Seahurst Park Beach during Moonlight Beach Walk

Dozens of people showed up Saturday night (Dec. 30) despite the drizzle at Seahurst Park Beach for the Environmental Science Center’s final Moonlight Beach Walk of 2017. Science Center Naturalists... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Yes, we had a White Christmas!

PHOTOS: Yes, we had a White Christmas!

Courtesy Elston Hill comes these great photos, submitted as proof that yes Virginia, we had a White Christmas in Burien! “Since the 1890’s, there has been snow on Christmas Eve six times,”... [Read more]

WEATHER GEEK: Will we see a White Christmas?

WEATHER GEEK: Will we see a White Christmas?

EDITOR’S NOTE: Back for the holidays is Chris Scragg, our former Puget Sound Weather Geek, who is now a student at Arizona State University: By Chris Scragg Hey, Folks! Puget Sound Weather Geek here... [Read more]

Power outage knocks out electricity to over 4,500 customers Wed. afternoon

Power outage knocks out electricity to over 4,500 customers Wed. afternoon

A power outage knocked out electricity to over 4,500 City Light customers in north Burien Wednesday afternoon, Dec. 20. Electricity went out at 12:53 p.m. The cause is from a “failed connector... [Read more]

Train derailment results in urgent plea for Blood Donors – here’s how to help

Train derailment results in urgent plea for Blood Donors – here’s how to help

Bloodworks Northwest issued an urgent appeal for donors on Monday (Dec. 18), following the derailment of an Amtrak passenger train between Tacoma and Olympia that is making major demands on the community... [Read more]

UPDATE: Stage 1 Burn Ban lifted for King County

UPDATE: Stage 1 Burn Ban lifted for King County

UPDATE: The burn ban for King and Snohomish County is lifted, effective at 2 p.m. today, Monday, Dec. 11. The Stage 1 Burn Ban for Greater Pierce County continues. PREVIOUSLY: Due to sustained stagnant... [Read more]

Three Moonlight Beach Walks coming to Burien’s Environmental Science Center

Three Moonlight Beach Walks coming to Burien’s Environmental Science Center

See marine organisms in a whole new light – your flashlight – at Moonlight Beach Walks at Burien’s Environmental Science Center on these upcoming Saturdays: Dec. 2: 8 – 10 p.m. Dec. 30:... [Read more]

Girl Scout Troop #45169 earns bronze award by decorating trash cans at Seahurst

Girl Scout Troop #45169 earns bronze award by decorating trash cans at Seahurst

Burien Girl Scout Juniors from Troop #45169 recognized that litter and pollution are a problem at Seahurst Beach and wanted to do something to fix it, which earned them a bronze award! So they worked... [Read more]

Outage in Burien knocks out power to over 5,600 Monday afternoon

Outage in Burien knocks out power to over 5,600 Monday afternoon

Seattle City Light is reporting that a power outage has knocked out electricity for 5,645 customers in Burien Monday afternoon, Nov. 13 around 4:36 p.m. Crews are investigating the cause but we’re... [Read more]

UPDATE: High Wind Warning issued for Monday, with possible gusts to 65 mph

UPDATE: High Wind Warning issued for Monday, with possible gusts to 65 mph

UPDATE: The National Weather Service issued a upgraded ‘High Wind Warning’ for Monday, Nov. 13, warning that gusts could now reach 65 mph. To put that in perspective, 65 mph is just 10 mph... [Read more]

WEATHER: Can you believe it snowed today? Will it snow over the weekend?

WEATHER: Can you believe it snowed today? Will it snow over the weekend?

Story & Photos by Scott Schaefer Can you believe it snowed (and perhaps is still snowing!) today – Friday, Nov. 3 – in the Burien area? Seems a bit early to us old-timers, but according to... [Read more]