nature Section

PHOTOS: A Tree Trimmer, Orcas and the Olympics

PHOTOS: A Tree Trimmer, Orcas and the Olympics

Courtesy Elston Hill comes these great photos, taken recently and showing our region’s seasonal beauty and natural wonder (click images to view larger versions/slideshow): One hundred feet up in... [Read more]

‘Engaging Trees’ Speaker Series continues Sunday, Nov. 18 at Burien Library

‘Engaging Trees’ Speaker Series continues Sunday, Nov. 18 at Burien Library

SoCoCulture’s FREE ‘Engaging Trees’ series will continue on Sunday, Nov. 18 with Seattle Times environmental reporter and author of “Witness Tree,” Lynda Mapes, who will give a talk... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Elston Hill proves that ‘October can be amazing’

PHOTOS: Elston Hill proves that ‘October can be amazing’

Courtesy Elston Hill comes these stunning photos of a foggy morning at sunrise on Friday, Oct. 12, 2018, along with Thursday night’s sunset and plants turning colors. “October can be amazing,”... [Read more]

VIDEO: Time lapse of recent Sunset as seen from Burien

VIDEO: Time lapse of recent Sunset as seen from Burien

Courtesy Elston Hill comes this great time lapse video of a recent Sunset, as seen from Burien. “Have never used my iPhone to take pictures, but just got a new one and decided to test the time lapse... [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]

‘Northwest Animal & Nature Festival’ returns to Town Square Park Sat., July 28

‘Northwest Animal & Nature Festival’ returns to Town Square Park Sat., July 28

The Northwest Animal & Nature Festival will return to Burien Town Square Park on Saturday, July 28, 2018. This FREE event is family-friendly and fun for all ages. Presented in partnership with the... [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]

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: Drizzle, fog and calm waters make for great photos

PHOTOS: Drizzle, fog and calm waters make for great photos

The drizzle, fog, and very calm waters continue – although expect a change with big winds on Saturday – providing a great backdrop to Elston Hill, who shot these great photos from and in Burien recently. Click... [Read more]

LETTER: ‘If you want a Trillum plant . . . buy one that has been legally grown’

LETTER: ‘If you want a Trillum plant . . . buy one that has been legally grown’

[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: Your blog just posted... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Abundance of Trillium seen during recent WABI Weekday Walk

PHOTOS: Abundance of Trillium seen during recent WABI Weekday Walk

Courtesy Elston Hill comes these great photos showing an abundance of Trilliums – a sure sign that spring has sprung – seen during a recent WABI Burien Weekday Walk through Walker Preserve in Normandy... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Beautiful Tuesday morning sunrise as seen from Burien

PHOTOS: Beautiful Tuesday morning sunrise as seen from Burien

Did you see the sunrise Tuesday morning (March 13)? It was beautiful! Here are some photos – first, from Marc Milrod (click images to view larger versions/slideshow): And more, courtesy Robbie Howell:  Read More →

PHOTOS: Debris recovery ship, ferry boat & setting Moon seen from Burien

PHOTOS: Debris recovery ship, ferry boat & setting Moon seen from Burien

Courtesy Elston Hill comes these great photos, all taken from his viewpoint in Burien. The first is a strange-looking ship that came down south along Burien’s shores on Monday (Feb. 26), then made... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Predator bird, flowers…and a barge full of scrapped cars

PHOTOS: Predator bird, flowers…and a barge full of scrapped cars

Courtesy Elston Hill comes these great photos of budding/blooming flowers (was the Groundhog wrong?), along with a beautiful, gliding predator bird (perhaps an immature bald eagle?) along with a passing... [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]

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: Beautiful views seen while flying out of Sea-Tac Airport

PHOTOS: Beautiful views seen while flying out of Sea-Tac Airport

Courtesy resident Elston Hill: Wednesday (Dec. 20) was a great day to be taking off from Sea-Tac Airport – great view of Burien! First picture you can see Lake Burien in the foreground (click images... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Dramatic fog hides most of Puget Sound Monday morning

PHOTOS: Dramatic fog hides most of Puget Sound Monday morning

Courtesy resident Elston Hill comes these amazing photos showing the fog around our region. “The fog this morning reduced visibility in much of Burien to only a few feet and the Sound was completely... [Read more]