On February 2 late in the afternoon, Gordon Starkebaum photographed this female merganser heading toward the shore of Yesler Swamp with a fish in her bill, trailed by a second female merganser. Gordon used a Canon EOS Rebel T3i with a 400mm lens.
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Lots of people enjoyed the views of water and birds today (Dec. 26, 2016) as they strolled the boardwalk at Yesler Swamp, including Gordon Starkebaum who took this photo of a beautiful Great Blue Heron. He used a Canon EOS REBEL T3i with a 400 mm lens.
Posted in Uncategorized on Sep 23rd, 2016
On this first day of fall, September 22, 2016 the Friends of Yesler Swamp with the help of the staff of the UW Botanic Gardens and supervisors from the Washington Conservation Corps completed two days of intensive work on the upland entrance trail to modify the trail’s 10% sloping grade so that it now meets ADA specifications […]
Posted in Uncategorized on Jul 20th, 2016
Through the combined efforts of the Friends of Yesler Swamp, UW Botanical Gardens staff Annemarie Bilotta and supervisor David Zuckerman we did it! Volunteers used hand tools and UW staff used machinery to make the volunteer effort easier. Last week volunteers removed 2 inches of soil along the 60 foot long 4.5 foot wide path. […]
Posted in Uncategorized on Jun 22nd, 2016
Six members of the WCC returned for their Swan Song as a team for this last two week effort on the Yesler swamp boardwalk. The boardwalk was completed today June 22nd 2016, a construction process that started before April 15th 2014. Junior, the foreman: He left this message: “After 3 crews, 3 phases we made it to […]
Nearly a year ago the UW arboretum cut down a very large cedar and sliced it in 6 foot sections nearly 3 inches thick yielding four slabs of wood. David Zuckerman and Fred Hoyt who are administrators for the UW Botanic Gardens suggested we could use this wood for seating areas at two overlooks of the lagoon […]
Posted in Uncategorized on May 27th, 2016
The Washington Conservation Corp started working again on the Yesler swamp trail on the East trail this spring. All the wood material is cedar. They are making a 4 ft wide boardwalk with four wider passing zones for wheelchairs and one T intersection viewing platform to view the skunk cabbage in the ordinary high water […]
We are making headway with the Yesler Swamp trail completing an ADA accessible entrance in December 2015 so those using wheel chairs, walkers, strollers or mobility impaired individuals can safely enjoy our boardwalk and upland trail. The Washington Conservation Corp who are pictured below working on the entrance will return in February 2016 to work on the […]